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The water crisis in WV a couple of years ago was caused by a coal washing chemical leaking into the water supply. Then there's the pollution caused by coal fired power plants and then there's the waste left over from that.
It's the dirtiest energy there is. We can do better.
President Trump on Thursday signed legislation ending a key Obama administration coal mining rule.
The bill quashes the Office of Surface Mining's Stream Protection Rule, a regulation to protect waterways from coal mining waste that officials finalized in December.
The legislation is the second Trump has signed into law ending an Obama-era environmental regulation. On Tuesday, he signed a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution undoing a financial disclosure requirement for energy companies.
Trump signs bill undoing Obama coal mining rule | TheHill
And he's going to sign this one next week..
President Trump is reportedly planning to sign an executive order next week to repeal numerous Obama administration environmental policies.
The order will have several provisions to undo Obama rules and policies, including ending the Interior Department’s moratorium on new coal mining on federal land and starting the process of repealing the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan, Reuters reported, citing a White House official.
Trump to sign order next week on Obama's coal moratorium, climate rules | TheHill