Both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Trump administration have proposed lifting regulations on coal-burning residue, although these substances can contaminate water supplies.
July 25, 2018 marks Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) Loan Fund’s 30th anniversary. RCAC created the Loan Fund in 1988 with an initial $1 million investment from the Ford Foundation. An additional $1 million loan (later converted to a grant) from Bank of America boosted lending capital. The Loan Fund was later certified as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI).