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Fri Feb 17, 2017, 10:18 AM

Trump overturns rules on coal mining debris with new legislation

"Mountain top removal" mining allowed coal companies to bury hundreds of miles of streambeds, destroying habit and allowing fine material to ruin habitat way downstream. Communities were occasionally buried when the dikes failed after a rain storm.

Regulations had curtailed that activity. It also forced the mining companies to spend more, which drove up the cost of coal fired operations. They should not externalize their costs into a social problem. So, we accomplished a carbon reduction.

http://www.ohio.com/news/the-latest-trump-overturns-bill-on-coal-mining-debris-1.747794

President Donald Trump has put the brakes on a regulation blocking coal mining debris from being dumped into nearby streams.
Trump called the regulation a “job-killing rule” before he signed a measure to overturn it. Lawmakers from coal-mining states stood close by, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. and Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va.

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Kolesar Feb 2017 OP
get the red out Feb 2017 #1
Kolesar Feb 2017 #2
get the red out Feb 2017 #3
RexCasual Feb 2017 #4

Response to Kolesar (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 10:19 AM

1. Who do they cry to

when their homes are over-run with sludge? They wouldn't want to bother their wonderful President, who they support with all their heart!

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Response to get the red out (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 10:24 AM

2. If I lived in WV, I would rather run a sportsman's store than dig coal

There is other economic activity in Appalachia. How about river guides? Cycling?? B&Bs?
Mining ruins that activity.

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Response to Kolesar (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 11:07 AM

3. There could be additional industries

But people won't leave their past. Now the drug problem is horrific there. I grew up in the mountains of eastern Kentucky. In the 70s there was a coal boom, most of my friends' dads worked in, or around the coal industry then. That was a long time ago and it's not coming back.

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Response to Kolesar (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 12:24 PM

4. So basically. . .

any environmental regulation that costs a company money to adhere to can now be considered a "job killing rule". Disgusting!

And furthermore, your participation and support of this measure is well-noted Democratic Senator JOE MANCHIN from West Virginia! #deplorable!

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