Trump: Putting Coal Country Back to Work

Press Release from The White House:

LETTING COAL COUNTRY WORK AGAIN: Today, President Donald J. Trump signed legislation (House Joint Resolution 38) to stop the costly “Stream Protection Rule” from further harming coal workers and the communities that depend on them.

  • H.J. Res. 38 blocks an overly burdensome regulation from harming the coal industry.
  • The regulation was expected to reduce coal production, leading to fewer coal jobs across the country.
  • The blocked regulation threatened the coal industry with millions of dollars in compliance costs.
  • Complying with the regulation would have put an unsustainable financial burden on small mines, most of which are in the Appalachian Basin.
  • The blocked regulation would have duplicated existing regulations already in place to protect Americans.

Editor’s Note: According to government estimates, this bill will provide jobs to approximately 240 coal workers 


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One Hundred Fifteenth Congress

of the

United States of America



Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday, the third day of January, two thousand and seventeen

Joint Resolution


Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior known as the Stream Protection Rule.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Congress disapproves the rule submitted by the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement of the Department of the Interior relating to the “Stream Protection Rule” (published at 81 Fed. Reg. 93066 (December 20,
2016)), and such rule shall have no force or effect.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Vice President of the United States and
President of the Senate.

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