"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.


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

Source: Coal Tattoo, 10/13/2011