14 Oct '11, 3pm

Bill That Prevents EPA From Coal Ash Oversight, Allows Arsenic in Drinking Water Goes to Vote Today

Bill That Prevents EPA From Coal Ash Oversight, Allows Arsenic in Drinking Water Goes to Vote Today

The bill is sponsored by Rep. David McKinley (R-W.Va.), who the New York Times reports has received $187,000 in mining related donations, including coal, "more than any other federal candidate this election cycle, according to the Center for Responsive Politics," as well as about $46,000 in related donations from utilities, also "among the top getters." The Miami Herald reports that an EPA analysis of the bill found: "municipal waste landfills had a requirement to 'protect human health and the environment,' but that the coal ash bill didn't use that standard. Without it, the EPA would have a hard time making the case that a state program was deficient." Americans' Public Health At Risk Opponents of H.R. 2273 say that it will endanger Americans: -- By allowing the indefinite operation of dangerous coal ash ponds like the one that collapsed in Tennessee in 2008; -- By allowi...

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