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President Trump Signs Bill To Protect Coal Miners

Thursday, February 16, 2017 17:13
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It was very easy to miss in the news cycle today, but President Trump signed an executive order to protect the jobs of coal miners in Appalachia:

“Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump signed a measure Thursday that rolls back a last-minute Obama administration rule aimed at stopping the coal mining industry from dumping waste into nearby waterways.

It is the first of what is expected to be many environmental regulation rollbacks sent to his desk by Congress.
Both the House and Senate approved the measure through the little-used Congressional Review Act, which allows lawmakers to roll back any regulation the Obama administration instituted from June to his last day in office. Republicans have been using it to target regulations they regard as a burden on economic growth and businesses. …”


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