Congressman Lucas Praises Passage of H.R. 2218, Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas today voted in favor of passage of H.R. 2218, the Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013. This legislation establishes Federal minimum requirements for the management and disposal of coal combustion residuals. It passed the United States House of Representatives today with a 265 to 155 vote.

“I am pleased the Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act passed the House today,” said Lucas. “This legislation empowers the states to develop their own permitting programs and removes the option for the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate Solid Waste Disposal. It makes a positive step in reigning in the EPA and helps protect jobs by shifting regulatory power back to the states.

“I have always looked for solutions to stop the regulatory expansion of the EPA, and I will continue to work with my colleagues in the House to accomplish this goal. It is my hope this legislation will be passed by the Senate and signed into law by President Obama.”

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