WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Edison Electric Institute (EEI) President Tom Kuhn issued the following statement today congratulating Congress for passing the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act of 2016.
"EEI commends members of the House and Senate for their efforts to complete the WIIN legislation, which contains critically important provisions for the safe management of coal ash. As the EPA's coal ash regulation goes into effect and our 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 the electric power industry.
"We look forward to the President signing the bill into law and to working with the Administration and Congress as the provisions in the legislation are implemented."
EEI is the association that represents all U.S. investor-owned electric companies. Our members provide electricity for 220 million Americans, operate in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and directly and indirectly employ more than one million workers. EEI has dozens of international electric companies as International Members, and hundreds of industry suppliers and related organizations as Associate Members.
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SOURCE Edison Electric Institute