Nullifies the Stream Protection Rule relating to impacts of surface coal mining on surface and groundwater.
This joint resolution nullifies the Stream Protection Rule finalized by the Department of the Interior’s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement on December 20, 2016. The rule addresses the impacts of surface coal mining operations on surface water, groundwater, and the productivity of mining operation sites.
Original sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Bill [R-OH-6]
Passed House: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll073.xml
Related bill: HRES 70 (Procedurally Related)