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House Passes Toxic Coal Ash Bill

By Brad Johnson  

"House Passes Toxic Coal Ash Bill"


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The House “voted Friday to override pending Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules on coal ash and clarify that states have the authority to enforce federal coal ash standards.” Members approved H.R. 2273, the Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act, by a 267-144 vote. The vote came just days after an independent economic analysis found that the EPA rules would increase employment while improving public health.

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