A Republican-backed House bill introduced Feb. 8 would provide a refundable tax credit for power plants that burn coal refuse tossed aside by mining companies decades ago.
The $12-per-ton credit could be enough to get the struggling coal refuse industry through the next 10 years, when the credit would expire.
Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.), the bill’s sponsor, told Bloomberg Environment he plans to immediately seek cosponsors for the Coal Refuse Reclamation Act (H.R. 4977)
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