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Congress acts to overturn Obama era regulation aimed at coal


Congress passed its first resolution that would overturn an Obama Administration regulation that was aimed at limiting coal production. The Senate voted Feb. 2 to send the resolution of disapproval to President Trump’s desk. The measure would end the “stream protection rule” issued by the Department of the Interior last year.

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., hailed the vote as not only being important for coal communities, but also the first in a series of votes Congress should take to overturn last-minute and overreaching Obama era regulations.

“The Department of the Interior’s...

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