March 3, 2018

Pruitt betrays EPA purpose again

Huffington Post -   The Environmental Protection Agency announced plans  to scrap Obama-era rules tightening restrictions on disposal of coal ash, the toxic byproduct from coal-fired power plants that has caused major water contamination problems across the country.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt billed the new proposal as a bid to give states more independence over coal ash disposal, though he moved to reconsider the 2015 regulation in September at the request of fossil fuel utilities.

The EPA’s announcement makes no mention of the risks coal ash poses to human health and the environment. Rather, the agency justified its move by noting it is expected to save the utility sector between $31 and $100 million annually.

1 comment:

greg gerritt said...

One bad spil will cost them more than that. Pruitt and his criminal gang in coal country.