Trump Inks Revocation Of Stream Protection Rule

Law360, New York (February 16, 2017, 4:19 PM EST) -- President Donald J. Trump on Thursday signed a bill revoking a U.S. Department of the Interior rule aimed at minimizing coal mining's harm to surface water and groundwater, the second energy-related rule crafted by the Obama administration that's been killed through use of the Congressional Review Act.

The bill, passed by both houses of the GOP-controlled Congress, undoes the DOI Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement’s so-called stream protection rule. Republicans blasted the rule as trampling over state authority to regulate coal mining and cutting...
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