February 12, 2011

EPA again under fire

What a difference a day makes!

Yesterday the EPA announced that this agency was "in the process of developing the first-ever national rules to ensure the safe disposal and management of coal ash from coal-fired power plants. The proposed regulations will ensure stronger oversight of the structural integrity of impoundments, and protection of human health and the environment. The agency is evaluating more than 400,000 public comments on the proposed rule, which was released in May 2010.

For more information and to view all the electric utility action plans and EPA coal ash assessment reports: http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/nonhaz/industrial/special/fossil/surveys2/index.htm

Today a headline proclaimed that the Republicans in Congress were proposing a 30 percent cut to EPA's budget--especially targetting their regulatory efforts.