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EEI Applauds Senate Passage of the Water Resources Development Act
​WASHINGTON (September 15, 2016) - Edison Electric Institute (EEI) President Tom Kuhn issued the following statement today on the Senate passage of the Water Resources Development Act of 2016.
 
"We are pleased the Senate has passed the Water Resources Development Act, which contains critically important provisions for the management of coal ash. As the EPA’s coal ash regulation goes into effect and the industry begins to close coal ash basins, these legislative provisions will enable states to be more involved in the permitting process for the closure of basins. Permanently closing basins in a manner that puts safety first, protects the environment, and minimizes impacts to communities and customers is vitally important to our industry.
 
“EEI thanks Chairman Inhofe and Ranking Member Boxer for their leadership in advancing this important legislation. We hope the House will advance its version of WRDA so the House and Senate can move quickly to conference." 

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