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Under new name, coal ash opponents fight for their rights

GREENE TWP, PA — “Operating under a new name, concerned residents in westernmost Beaver County are persisting with the same aim: convincing government to contain coal ash.

The Little Blue Regional Action Group, formerly known as Citizens Against Coal Ash, adopted a more regionally specific label after it was recently granted 501(c)(3) status by the Internal Revenue Service. The Little Blue group — which also includes West Virginia and Ohio residents affected by the existing disposal — is now recognized as a public charity permitted to accept tax-exempt contributions.

The group’s vision remains firmly planted on coal ash activity at the federal and state levels.

To that end, the group is taking aim at a U.S. Senate bill — approved by the House of Representatives earlier this month — that would prevent the federal Environmental Protection Agency from listing coal ash as a hazardous waste and accelerating its regulation.”

— Bill Utterback, Beaver County Times

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