Democrats want dump blaze doused with diesel fuel on their own land A group of Democratic lawmakers have signed onto a bill to allow states to take actions against coal producers and other polluters who are dumping toxic pollution on their territory. The proposal — which was introduced earlier this week by the Tennessee state senator and Sen. Steve Cohen (D-TN) — would give states the option of suing coal operators that dump hazardous waste into or near their state, the Knoxville News Sentinel reports. “It’s going to be the ultimate coal ash disposal strategy. The bill also would give states the ability to prosecute states that don’t do the right thing and have the EPA enforce […]