House Passes Coal Ash Bill

"House Republicans pushed through legislation Friday that gives the states the power to regulate coal ash from power plants as if it were municipal garbage, pre-empting pending federal regulations that could be much tougher."

"The vote on coal ash disposal was the latest of several passed by the GOP-controlled House that would shift authority away from the Environmental Protection Agency and reduce federal regulations that Republicans say are burdensome, hamper economic growth and cost jobs."

The Associated Press had the story October 14, 2011.

SEE ALSO:

"Republicans Score Another Symbolic Defeat for EPA — This Time Over Toxic Coal Ash" (iWatch News)

"EPA Pollution Standards for U.S. Boilers Blocked in U.S. House" (Bloomberg)

Source: AP, 10/17/2011