HR 1119 Ending the War on Coal through Regulatory Reform (Roll Call 101)
This bill eases emissions regulations on power plants that generate electricity through the burning of coal refuse (a byproduct of coal). Under the bill, a coal refuse plant is only required to meet certain standards relating to hydrogen chloride or sulfur dioxide, as opposed to both. ACU supports all sources of energy and this approach to regulatory reform, which allows the nation's 18 coal refuse plants to remain operational, and supported this bill. The House passed the bill on March 8, 2018 by a vote of 215- 189.