April 2011

EPA to Seek Comment on New Coal Ash Data

 (Waste Business Journal 4-18-2011) The EPA said it plans to give stakeholders the opportunity to comment on its data and analysis of how to regulate the disposal of coal combustion residue (CCR) amid criticisms from both environmentalists and industry that the initial proposal did not adequately assess its risk and economic impacts.

EPA Official Says that Jobs Don't Matter

(Daily Caller 4-16-2011) The Obama administration has repeatedly said job creation is a top priority, but apparently the memo seems to have missed the bureaucrats at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).This became evident when EPA Assistant Administrator Mathy Stanislaus testified Thursday before an Environment and Energy subcommittee hearing that his agency does not take jobs into account when it issues new regulations.

Rep. Bob Latta Introduces Coal Ash Bill

(State Column 4-7-2011) Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) introduced today a bill that would block the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from classifying coal ash as a “hazardous waste” under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. The current EPA proposal contradicts past findings, where it determined that coal ash does not warrant regulation as a hazardous waste and any designation would lead to $16.7 billion in increased costs per year.