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The Coal Ash Question

Two years ago this week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed federal standards for coal ash, the byproduct of burning coal. That proposal never went anywhere. Yesterday—two years to the day from the EPA proposals—the U.S. House of Representatives voted to instruct the [...]

RESTORE Act Dropped

The RESTORE Act is adrift again. While lawmakers had attach the act to a failed transportation bill, the House this week decided to pass a temporary transportation bill sans RESTORE. Introduced last year, the act was drafted in an effort to direct fine money resulting from BP’s Gulf of Mexico [...]

Restored?

In an effort to pass the RESTORE Act—which would assure that 80 percent of the fines incurred as a result of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico would stay in the Gulf Coast region—legislators are planning to tack the proposal onto a transportation bill. According to Dan McFaul, Rep. [...]