EPA Gets Coal Ash Hazardous Waste Regulation Do Over in Obama Presidency (Video)

Unless you haven’t seen any coverage of the TVA coal ash spill in Tennessee, you can safely ignore the one minute background on this clip, but pay attention after that. The rest goes into how the US almost had coal ash regulation as a hazardous waste at the end of the Clinton presidency, but then EPA head (and now top environmental advisor to President Obama) Carol Browner bowed to pressure from coal industry lobbyists and chose to ignore her own agency’s reports which recommended regulation of coal ash. Now that we’ve got essentially a do-over, and with calls from the Senate to regulate coal ash, will we get it right the second time around?via: The Huffington Post
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