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House Energy and Power Subcommittee reviews the SENSE Act

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The House Energy and Power Subcommittee recently discussed a bill, the Satisfying Energy Needs and Saving the Environment (SENSE) Act, which seeks to lessen the impact of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations.

“The SENSE Act represents a common-sense compromise between the legitimate goals of controlling pollutants emitted from coal refuse-to-energy facilities and ensuring regulations imposed on the industry are fair and allow vital remediation work to continue,” U.S. Rep. Keith Rothfus (R-PA), who introduced the legislation, explained. “The industrious men and women at the power plants, on the coal refuse piles and throughout the supply chain are counting on us to protect their livelihoods.”

The SENSE Act would adjust the EPA’s regulations to allow for the continuance of the coal refuse-to-energy industry, which serves the dual purpose of remediating polluted sites and creating affordable energy.

Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs

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