House to Vote on Bipartisan Coal Ash Legislation to Protect Jobs
WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives is set to vote this week on H.R. 2218, the Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act, sponsored by Rep. David McKinley (R-WV).
The bipartisan legislation seeks to protect jobs, the environment, and public health by establishing a state-based regulatory framework for the disposal and management of coal ash. It preserves critical beneficial reuse programs by removing the stigma of a hazardous waste designation and provides a practical alternative to EPA’s 2010 proposal to regulate coal ash, which would put up to 300,000 jobs at risk and drive up construction costs.
"H.R. 2218 establishes an environmentally protective framework that includes a key role for EPA to ensure state programs are properly developed to implement CCR disposal requirements. Under H.R. 2218, the public can have confidence that the central components of an effective regulatory program will be implemented at facilities across the country. Even more important, they can have confidence that a disposal unit that does not meet environmental and safety standards will be closed. Furthermore, enactment of H.R. 2218 would resolve the longstanding regulatory uncertainty that has caused beneficial reuse of CCR to stall."
Organizations signing the letter include:
Aggregate & Ready Mix Association of Minnesota
Alabama Rural Electric Association
ALLETE I Minnesota Power
Alliant Energy Corp
American Coal Ash Association
American Concrete Pavement Association
American Concrete Pipe Association
American Concrete Pumping Association
American Electric Power
American Forest & Paper Association
American Public Power Association
American Road & Transportation Builders Association
American Segmental Bridge Institute
American Society of Concrete Contractors
Anza Electric Cooperative, Inc.
ARIPP A (Anthracite Region Independent Power Producers Association)
Arch Coal, Inc.
Arizona Generation and Transmission Cooperatives
Arkansas Ready Mixed Concrete Association
Ash Grove Cement Company
Ash Grove Resources, LLC
Association of American Railroads
Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives
Association of Louisiana Electric Cooperatives, Inc.
Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives, Inc.
Aurora Energy Services, LLC
A vista Corp
B&B Concrete Co., Inc.
Baker Ready Mix & Building Materials
Basin Electric Power Cooperative
Bayou Concrete, LLC
Beaver Lake Concrete
Beneficial Reuse Management, LLC
Big Rivers Electric Corporation
Boral Material Technologies, LLC
Brick Industry Association
Buckeye Power, Inc.
Buffalo Ridge Concrete, Inc.
California Construction and Industrial Materials Association
Capital Concrete, Inc.
Carew Concrete & Supply Co.
Carl V. Carlson Company
Carlo Ditta, Inc.
Carolina SunRock, LLC
Caroll Concrete Co.
Carpet and Rug Institute
Central Electric Power Cooperative - Missouri
Central Electric Power Cooperative- South Carolina
Chandler Concrete Co., Inc.
Citizens for Recycling First
CMS Energy Corp
Colorado Rural Electric Association
Colorado Springs Utilities
Concrete Foundations Association
Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute
Concrete Supply Co
Connecticut Construction Industries Association
Connecticut Ready-Mixed Concrete Association
Connecticut Road Builders Association
Construction & Demolition Recycling Association
Com Refiners Association
Council of Industrial Boiler Owners
Dairyland Power Cooperative
Dayton Power & Light
Dells Materials Company
Deseret G&T Cooperative
DiGioia, Gray & Associates, LLC
Dolese Bros. Co.
Drake Aggregates, LLC
Duke Energy Corp
Eagle Environmental Services, LLC
East Kentucky Power Cooperative, Inc.
East River Electric Power Cooperative, Inc.
Eastman Chemical Company
Edison Electric Institute
Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas
Electric Power Associations ofMississippi, Inc.
Electric Reliability Coordinating Council
Empire District Electric
Ensio Resources, Inc.
Everhard Products, Inc.
Florida Electric Cooperatives Association, Inc.
General Resource Technology
Generators for Clean Air
Geneva Rock Products, Inc.
Georgia Electric Membership Corporation
Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.
Geosynthetic Materials Association
Gerhold Concrete Company, Inc.
Golder Associates, Inc.
Grand Canyon State Electric Cooperative Association
Great River Energy
Harsco Minerals International
Headwaters Resources, Inc.
Heartland Consumers Power District
High Grade Materials
Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative
Hull & Associates, Inc.
Idaho Consumer-Owned Utilities Association
Indianapolis Power & Light
Indiana Statewide Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives
Industrial Energy Consumers of America
Institute of Makers of Explosives
Integrys Energy Group
Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute
Iowa Association ofBusiness and Industry
Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives
James Construction Group
JJ Ferguson Prestress/Precast Co.
JMT Holdings, LLC
John Richardson & Company, Inc.
Kansas City Power & Light
Kansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc.
Kearney Concrete Co.
Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives, Inc.
Kentucky Utilities Co.
LB Industrial Systems, LLC
Large Public Power Council
Lehigh Hanson, Inc.
Louisville Gas & Electric Co.
Mason Contractors Association
Metro Ready Mix
Michael Harris Construction Company
Michigan Electric Cooperative Association
Michigan Municipal Electric Association
MidAmerican Energy Company
Midwest Coal Ash Association
Midwest Food Processors Association
Minnesota Rural Electric Association
Minnkota Power Cooperative, Inc.
Mississippi Concrete Industries Association
Missouri Concrete Association
MMC Materials, Inc.
Mobley Concrete Company
Montana-Dakota Utilities Co.
Montana Electric Cooperatives' Association
National Association of Manufacturers
National Concrete Masonry Association
National Mining Association
National Oilseed Processors Association
National Precast Concrete Association
National Ready Mixed Concrete Association
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
National Slag Association
Nebraska Concrete & Aggregates Association
Nebraska Power Association
Nebraska Rural Electric Association
Nevada Rural Electric Association
New Mexico Rural Electric Cooperative Association, Inc.
North Carolina's Electric Cooperatives
North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives
North Florida Hauling LLC
Northwest Iowa Power Cooperative
OGE Energy Corp.
Oglethoq)e Power Corporation
Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives, Inc.
Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives
Old Castle Materials, Inc.
Old Dominion Electric Cooperative
Oregon Concrete & Aggregate Producers Association
Otter Tail Power Company
Overland Ready Mix
Ozinga Bros., Inc.
Pebble Technologies, Inc.
Penn United Technologies, Inc.
Pennsylvania Aggregates and Concrete Association
Pennsylvania Rural Electric Association
Phoenix Cement Company
Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, parent company to Arizona Public Service Company
Platte River Power Authority
PMI Ash Technologies
Port Aggregates, Inc.
Portland Cement Association
Portland General Electric
Public Service Company ofNew Mexico
Puget Sound Energy
RLH Investments, LLC
Rocky Mountain Power
Salt River Materials Group
Salt River Project
San Miguel Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Seminole Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Separation Technologies LLC
Shamrock Concrete Company
Silar Services, Inc.
Smith Ready Mix
Solomon Colors, Inc.
Souris Valley Ready Mix, LLC
South Dakota Ready Mixed Concrete Association
South Dakota Rural Electric Association
South Mississippi Electric Power Association
Standard Ready Mix
Sunflower Electric Power Corporation
Sunshine Concrete & Materials, LLC
Tampa Electric Company
Tau Technical Communications, LLC
Tennessee Concrete Association
Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association
Terrebonne Concrete LLC
Texas Coal Ash Users Group
Texas Electric Cooperatives
The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina, Inc.
The Wells Group, LLC
Tile Roofing Institute
Tilt-up Concrete Association
Titan America LLC
Trans Wood Carriers, Inc.
Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association
UNS Energy Corporation
US Chamber of Commerce
Usibelli Coal Mine, Inc.
U.S. Minerals, Inc.
Utah Rural Electric Association
Utility Solid Waste Activities Group
Vulcan Materials Company
Washington Aggregates & Concrete Association
Wells Fargo Insurance Services
Western Farmers Electric Cooperative
Wisconsin Cast Metals Association
Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association
Wisconsin Energy Corporation
Wisconsin Industrial Energy Group
Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce
Wisconsin Paper Council
Wisconsin Public Service Corporation
Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association
Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association
Wisconsin Utilities Association
Wolverine Power Supply Cooperative
Wyoming Rural Electric Association
To view a complete listing of organizations supporting H.R. 2218, click here.