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The EPA rides Again

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Coal ash, a toxic byproduct of burning coal for energy, is on EPA's regulatory hit list as well. In the West, millions of tons of the waste have piled up around power plants in Arizona, New Mexico and other sites, leaching arsenic, lead and sulfates into groundwater and rivers. Despite a 2000 EPA decision to regulate coal ash, no action was taken during the Bush years. Last year, after a 2008 coal-ash spill in Tennessee....

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