Republican Senate Votes to Allow Waste Dumping in Streams

Giant Corporate Polluters Rejoice

“The Senate voted to repeal a federal rule restricting mining companies from dumping waste in nearby streams on Thursday,” according to the Christian Science Monitor.

“The Stream Protection Rule… established a strict buffer zone rule that blocked mining within 100 feet of streams… and required permit-seeking companies to restore the ecology of mining sites after the fact.”

“The mining industry celebrated the news of the repeal, which passed the House of Representatives on Wednesday and President Trump is expected to sign into law.”


UPDATE: Coal pollution rule killed by the GOP would have created as many jobs as it cost: Report (Source: CNBC)

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