The 235-188 House vote to advance the Supporting Transparent Regulatory and Environmental Actions in Mining (STREAM) Act, has been welcomed by US Rep. Paul A. Gosar (R-AZ) – for which he is a co-sponsor.
“This important legislation will save mining jobs throughout the country and put an end to the Obama Administration’s secret science justification for the President’s war on coal,” Gosar stated. “Obama’s continued efforts to implement his ideologically-driven coal regulations will kill hundreds of thousands of jobs and take billions of dollars out of the pockets of hard-working Americans.”
The STREAM Act, or H.R. 1644, intends to stop the Department of Interior’s (DOI) proposed Stream Buffer Zone Rule, and create new regulatory requirements that will stop the DOI from using the same methods, which Gosar described as “deception and a lack of transparency,” in creating future rules.
“Shamefully, states — which have traditionally had primary jurisdiction on these matters regulating 97%t of the nation’s coal mines — were not consulted in this process,” Gosar explained. “To make matters worse, information leaked in 2011 when the agency was crafting this new mandate indicated the agency was trying to cover up job losses that would be associated with this new rule. The agency has even changed the technical name of this proposal in an attempt to further pull the wool over the American public’s eyes.”
Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs
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