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Friday, February 17, 2017

Trump signs bill undoing Obama coal mining rule

President Trump on Thursday signed legislation ending a key Obama administration coal mining rule.

The bill quashes the Office of Surface Mining's Stream Protection Rule, a regulation to protect waterways from coal mining waste that officials finalized in December.

The legislation is the second Trump has signed into law ending an Obama-era environmental regulation. On Tuesday, he signed a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution undoing a financial disclosure requirement for energy companies.



Anonymous said...

Putting Americans back to work! Yes, pollution needs to be curbed, but not at the expense of the destruction of our economy. With a healthy, working economy, new methods of mining will be financed and new methods of protecting our environment will be affordable and productive.

Go Trump!

Anonymous said...

George Soros just made a huge investment in coal even though he's behind climate change laws.

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely atrocious. More destruction for profit. When is it going to end? When it's YOUR water?

Anonymous said...

Great to see this. This will put to work some of the disenfranchised kids who were once sitting around living in their parents basement, playing online games and looking at their once useless environmental engineering degrees.

Anonymous said...

I don't like the idea of dumping anything into sttreams and rivers way not build sediment ponds?

Anonymous said...

This is something West Virginia and our coal mining states needed those people need the jobs and support of this country. There has been uses for coal in other countries not just for heat when can learn from other countries.

Anonymous said...

Yea! West Virginia for Trump!