GOP 'War On Coal' Bill Will Get Vetoed, White House Says

Law360, New York (September 19, 2012, 8:38 PM EDT) -- The White House said Wednesday it would veto Republican legislation that would weaken or block a host of environmental regulations affecting the coal industry, arguing the legislation would harm public health, the environment and the economy.

The bill, called the Coal Miner Employment and Domestic Energy Infrastructure Act, would hinder the federal agencies’ ability to regulate power plant pollution and water quality and would delay existing greenhouse gas rules from taking effect. It’s scheduled for a vote in the House of Representatives on Friday.

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