House Democrats push EPA to tighten Trump-era coal ash proposal

February 22, 2021
A group of 38 House Democrats is urging EPA to strengthen and finalize a still-pending Trump-era proposal on regulating coal ash disposal that they say could provide a vehicle for new limits on the use of coal ash as a structural fill material at sites like former mines. In a Feb. 18 letter , lawmakers led by Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-NY) call on Acting EPA Administrator Jane Nishida to rework the Trump administration’s planned “Phase 2” rule for coal ash...

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