Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today made the following remarks regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) announcement that the pending decision on regulating coal ash from power plants will be delayed for a short period. EPA had originally planned to complete the decision by the end of this year.

Senator Boxer said: "I have spoken with the EPA Administrator and I believe that she is committed to moving forward with a good rule. The sooner this happens, the better."