"White House Blasts Rep. Mckinley’S Coal Ash Bill"

The Obama White House issued a strong statement Wednesday opposing a bill by Rep. David McKinley (R-WV) that would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating the disposal of coal ash. A 2008 failure of a TVA coal-ash in Kingston, Tennessee, caused major property and environmental damage. EPA administrator Lisa Jackson took office vowing to regulate coal-ash pollution, but has delayed action under White House and industry pressure.


Ken Ward Jr. reports in his Coal Tattoo blog via the Charleston Gazette October 12, 2011.

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"White House Blasts Bill To Override EPA Coal Ash Rules, Stops Short of Veto Threat" (E2 Wire)

Source: Coal Tattoo, 10/13/2011