Will the EPA come for your pet rock next?

It sounds crazy. But who knows now that the EPA wants to re-categorize coal ash as hazardous waste? If federal regulators can issue arbitrary, nonsensical rules that ignore science and historic precedent, then there's no telling how far the impacts might go...

In July, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan, common-sense bill that would prevent the EPA from regulating coal ash as a hazardous waste while keeping and strengthening control at the state level, where it has been working for years. The legislation – known as H.R. 2218: Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013 – has now been sent to the U.S. Senate for consideration.

The strong bipartisan vote in the House provides momentum, and similar legislation has received broad support in the Senate in prior years, but we can’t take anything for granted. Now is the time to contact policymakers in support of this effort to ensure an effective, sensible and science-based approach to regulating the byproducts of electricity generation.

>> Click here to tell your U.S. Senators that you support immediate passage of H.R. 2218. Update 12/10/2013: This alert is no longer active.

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