31 Jul '15, 9pm

Coal Ash Coming To Groundwater Supplies Near You! Thank Your Congress

Congress adjourned at the end of this week for their annual August vacation, and as usual , they used this last week of July to push their most extreme anti-environment legislation. One of the main goals of the industry-funded House of Representatives is to loosen coal ash rules before they go into effect in October, and that’s exactly what the House did last week. The Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act was passed last week with only one Republican voting against the Act and 19 Democrats voting in favor. The Act will prevent the EPA from being able to enforce provisions of their recently-announce coal ash safety standards, leaving those decisions instead up to individual states to make (should they choose to even regulate the toxic substance.) The legislation was sponsored by Republican David McKinley of West Virginia, a coal-funded Congressman who has a lo...

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/2015/07/31/coal-ash-coming-grou...

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