On May 17, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and Economy held a hearing on the Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations Act of 2013. The bill, which has yet to be introduced, would stop a suit that would require a schedule to be made. At the hearing, Ranking Member Paul Tonko (D-NY) expressed opposition to the bill, saying a ruling on the suit will provide certainty. The case was filed by coal ash recyclers and environmental groups in April 2012 and requested that regulations be released within a certain time frame.