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Southern Alliance for Clean Energy's Smith makes case for regulating power plant ash

On the heels of last month's coal ash spill at the Tennessee Valley Authority's Kingston Fossil Plant, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee has begun investigating the cause of the spill and discussing the future regulation of coal ash. During today's OnPoint, Stephen Smith, executive director of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, gives on update on the status of the Tennessee sludge spill and discusses his recent testimony before Senate EPW. He explains why coal ash is currently not regulated as a hazardous substance and makes the case for changing its classification. Smith also talks about how this incident will affect the future of the Tennessee Valley Authority and utilities around the country.