The U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 2218, also known as the Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act, by a vote of 265 to 155.
The bill will disallow the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from regulating coal ash as a hazardous waste. The bill also allows states to create a permit program for the disposal and management of coal ash. Coal ash can be re-used in other items such as cement, concrete, wallboard and roofing materials.
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