By Shane Lasley
Mining News 

Coal rule quashed

Congress passes resolution to upend midnight hour Obama regulation

 

Last updated 2/12/2017 at Noon



President Donald Trump is set to ink his signature on a resolution that overturns a midnight hour Obama administration rule that threatened U.S. coal miners with added regulatory burden.

The so-called Stream Protection Rule was touted by the Obama administration as a necessary clarification of the rules surrounding valley fill, a mining technique used in Appalachia that involves depositing ove...



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