On March 19, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) reported on legislation introduced in the 112th Congress regarding the management of coal combustion residuals (CCRs). By not having the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) play a formal role in state coal ash disposal programs, the bill would have dramatically changed the framework for state programs regulating waste, according to CRS. CRS released the updated report after congressional Republicans complained that the original December 2012 report on the bill had “implicit bias.”