Coal ash delay silences the voice of the little guy

Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Administrator Cass Sunstein with Harvard Law School Professor Lawrence Lessig

WASHINGTON, DC — “A citizen advocacy group is asking the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) to take a closer look at the environmental and human health impacts of coal ash – a toxic byproduct of coal combustion often precariously stored in outdoor retention ponds. The request was placed on day 153 of OIRA’s review of an EPA proposal to more strictly regulate coal ash. By its own rules, OIRA is to spend no more than 120 days reviewing agency proposed and final regulations…

The group, Ohio Citizen Action, is turning the tables, asking OIRA Administrator Cass Sunstein to visit them.”

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