Coal ash recycling is the prime topic of one of five bills passed September 12, 2012 by the U.S. House of Representatives. The bills, collectively known as the "Stop the War on Coal Act," address several on the areas under increased scrutiny as related to the coal industry to include mining issues and greenhouse gases as well as the recycling issues related to fly ash and other coal combustion products. If passed by the Senate, these bills will place limits on the EPA and the Department of the Interior on issues like mountain top mining and power plant emissions.
Supporters of the bills tout the current electric generating independence of the United States and the prospect of losing that independence if these segments of the coal industry are regulated into diminished utilization.
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