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U.S. House Standing Up for Coal Ash Recycling
            The U.S. House of Representatives will likely vote later today or tomorrow to put the brakes on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency efforts to label coal ash a “hazardous waste.”  Lawmakers are set to consider an amendm...
Read More posted by: on: Feb 18, 2011 @ 10:12
Coal Ash Association Comments Reflect Huge Volunteer Effort
Members of the American Coal Ash Association undertook an enormous volunteer effort to create comments on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed coal ash disposal regulations. More than 14,000 volunteer hours were expended to create a comment document with 211 pages and more tha...
Read More posted by: on: Dec 17, 2010 @ 04:50
EPA Delaying Some Regulations, But No Word Yet on Coal Ash
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has delayed actions on two high profile regulations that it has under development, saying it needs more time to fully consider technical issues and information submitted during public comment periods.  The Agency has not, however, officially given...
Read More posted by: on: Dec 14, 2010 @ 08:22
What's Next for Citizens?
Now that the Environmental Protection Agency's public hearings and public comment period for proposed coal ash disposal regulations are over, Citizens for Recycling First is expanding its activities. First on the "To Do" list now is combating the misleading and damaging practice of referring ...
Read More posted by: on: Dec 13, 2010 @ 05:32
Public Comment Period Closed. Here's How Citizens Did...
Public comments are no longer being accepted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding its proposed regulations for coal ash disposal. The public comment period closed November 19 and EPA now faces the task of sorting through the tens of thousands of comments it received. Citi...
Read More posted by: on: Dec 12, 2010 @ 06:23
Time to Act Is Short – Recycling Needs Your Help Now!
Less than two weeks remain in the public comment period for EPA’s proposed rules for coal ash disposal.  Now is the time to send EPA a message that disposal regulations should be strengthened without jeopardizing recycling.  Using the Citizens for Recycling First “Action Alert” t...
Read More posted by: on: Nov 06, 2010 @ 03:22
Comparing Citizen Groups at Final Coal Ash Public Hearing
            Citizens for Recycling First participated in the final EPA coal ash public hearing, urging the agency to support actions that encourage recycling as a safe, environmentally preferable alternative to disposal. At the hearing in...
Read More posted by: on: Oct 28, 2010 @ 06:15
Fighting Toxic Journalism Emerges as Major Challenge for Recyclers
            Citizens for Recycling First routinely contacts journalists who misuse the word “toxic” in their reporting on coal ash.  This effort has emerged as a significant second front in the battle to defend coal ash recycling. ...
Read More posted by: on: Oct 07, 2010 @ 07:47
Will EPA Coal Ash Actions Hurt President’s Re-election?
            Proposed coal ash disposal regulations figure prominently in a recent article that assesses whether the Environmental Protection Agency is hurting President Barack Obama’s re-election prospects two years from now.  &nb...
Read More posted by: on: Oct 04, 2010 @ 07:23
Stressing Conservation at Louisville Coal Ash Public Hearing
            Citizens for Recycling First continues to attend every EPA coal ash public hearing to support actions that encourage recycling as a safe, environmentally preferable alternative to disposal. At the most recent hearing in Louisv...
Read More posted by: on: Sep 28, 2010 @ 10:29