June 2012

Fly ash- Our homegrown job creator

(Helanair.com 6-29-2012) Montana needs to be focused on job creators, not job killers. And when there’s a good opportunity to keep the jobs we got and create new ones — good paying ones — then we should be doing everything we can to encourage it.

Coal ash provision removed from transportation bill

 (The State Journal 6-28-2012) When House and Senate conferees finally came to agreement on June 27 over the Surface Transportation Act of 2012, it was in part by removing the amendment that was Rep. David McKinley's coal ash bill.

For road longevity include fly-ash measure in transportation bill

(MINN Post 6-26-2012) Believe it or not, the energy that we use to light our homes and the roads that we use every day to travel to our destinations have something in common: fly ash. Fly ash is an end product of the coal combustion cycle that ordinarily would end up in our landfills as waste, but in recent years we have discovered that it can be recycled and applied to transportation construction materials. By adding fly ash to our concrete mixtures, Minnesotans now have more durable roadways that cost less to build.

Keep In Coal Ash

(Metro News 6-25-2012) The Congressman for West Virginia's First District says a provision dealing with the continued use of coal ash in concrete needs to stay in the federal transportation bill. Members of the Capitol Hill conference committee working on the legislation that will fund U.S. transportation projects over the next two years or five years are reporting some progress for those ongoing talks.

Fly Ash Bill still in W.Va. transportation legislation

(The Herald-Star 6-23-2012) Wheeling - Rep. David B. McKinley passed legislation Thursday instructing a House conference committee not to "trade off" his fly ash amendment when they seek compromise next week with the Senate on the federal Transportation Bill.