Coal Pile at Mine

Kaitlin Schmidtke, Gulf Coast Executive Director of CEA leans in how activists’ demands on coal ash cleanup are costly and unrealistic. When it comes to energy safety, the Environmental Protection Agency, and human health protections enacted by the Obama Administration, there are reasonable, reliable and affordable policies put into place for this kind of clean up. These activists are nagging that coal ash ponds be completely excavated and moved into landfills.

“Mandating that all ponds be closed, excavated and sent to a new landfill regardless of a site’s condition could not only become more of a hazard to the environment, but the economic impact to the consumer would be massive.”

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