Pending Bills Fail to Protect Communities from Toxic Coal Ash

Earthjustice: This coal ash slurry near the Kingston Fossil Plant in Harriman. Federal studies have long shown coal ash to contain significant quantities of heavy metals like arsenic, lead and selenium, which can be a threat to water supplies and human health. The Congressional Research Service issued an analysis of two pending pieces of coal ash legislation--H.R. 2273 and S.3512--finding that the bills lack a clear purpose and would not ensure state adoption and implementation of standards “necessary to protect......

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