Georgia - SB165 - 2017

Solid Waste Management; dispose of such coal ash in event of a release; impose liability

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Added On: 02-17-2017
Updated On: 02-13-2017
Status: Introduced
Primary Sponsors: Lester Jackson (Democratic), William Ligon (Republican), Blake Tillery (Republican), Ben Watson (Republican)

Actions (2)

  • 02-14-2017 - Senate Hopper
  • 02-15-2017 - Senate Read and Referred

News (3)

Southeast states fight to avoid becoming coal ash dumping ground - Southeast Energy News
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Thu, 02 Mar 2017 10:03:20 GMT

And recent or pending legislation in Georgia and South Carolina halts or strictly regulates the transformation of other states' wet ash into dry, and its storage in landfills. Those states are heeding Alabama's cautionary tale: In 2008, ... A fourth ...

Georgia Legislature Fails to Act, Again, on Toxic Coal Ash - Atlanta Progressive News
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Mon, 06 Mar 2017 15:14:26 GMT

State Sen. William Ligon (R-Brunswick) introduced SB 165, which discourages companies from dumping their coal ash in Georgia and from not taking responsibility for leakage. Sen. Ligon's bill ...

Ligon files coal ash accountability bill - The News (subscription)
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Thu, 16 Feb 2017 05:15:17 GMT

William Ligon, R-St. Simons Island, filed S.B. 165 Tuesday, which details the liability issues companies that generate coal ash face when transporting and depositing the material — the term of law being “coal combustion residuals” — at pits and ...