Representative Lance votes to allow allow coal companies to expose people to pollution

Stream Protection RuleAs noted earlier this month, Congress voted to repeal the Stream Protection Rule that would require coal companies to prevent pollution from their activities from entering drinking water. This vote, supported by Mr. Lance, effectively moves to kill a rule making that the CRS (Congressional Research Service) noted would “reduce human exposure to contaminants in drinking water, and the probability of adverse health effects.”

The CRS also pointed out that there would be a cost of $52 million to the coal industry and that up to 590 people might lose mining jobs. Of course, it is also noted that coal worker jobs would be decreasing by more than 15,000 workers due to lower demand without the rule.

I think that on balance, Ms. Rois of West Virginia said it best…”orange is not the color of water.”

Nice going Mr. Lance. Another vote to help people get sick.

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Republicans Move to Block Rule on Coal Mining Near Streams
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