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President Trump Signs Bill To Protect Coal Miners

It was very easy to miss in the news cycle today, but President Trump signed an executive order to protect the jobs of coal miners in Appalachia:

“LETTING COAL COUNTRY WORK AGAIN: Today, President Donald J. Trump signed legislation (House Joint Resolution 38) to stop the costly “Stream Protection Rule” from further harming coal workers and the communities that depend on them.

H.J. Res. 38 blocks an overly burdensome regulation from harming the coal industry.

The regulation was expected to reduce coal production, leading to fewer coal jobs across the country.

The blocked regulation threatened the coal industry with millions of dollars in compliance costs.

Complying with the regulation would have put an unsustainable financial burden on small mines, most of which are in the Appalachian Basin.

The blocked regulation would have duplicated existing regulations already in place to protect Americans. …”

Obama spent the last eight years beating down the poorest people in Appalachia on behalf on billionaire green donors like Tom Steyer.

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  • Aedra Daedra

    Thank you, Mr. President.

  • Hannibal Africanus

    Is this going to raise the price of natural gas versus coal? Pricing of natural gas has hurt coal more than regulations. This is political pandering and gives Trump the appearance of doing something. It’s the equivalent of Mussolini reclaiming the Pontine Marshes. Window dressing.

  • Ed Edgerton

    Mountaintop removal coal mining is terribly destructive. Isn’t it evil to permanently disfigure the landscape just to satisfy short-term energy needs?

  • Dick Wallace

    Hillbillies need jobs too. Hunter that means you and your fat, ugly wife. You meet her on Backpage?
    In all seriousness, if I had such a fat, homely lookig wife, I would not include her in my profile pic.

    I would not fuck her with Richard Spencer’s gay dick.

  • Dick Wallace

    Does the bill protect coal burners like your wife Brad? I certainly hope so. She’s seen more BBC than Milo.

    • TheMaskedUnit

      Funny how you have to come to the “fascists” for free speech …