Bill would repeal coal emissions regulations, others

Representative Bill Johnson from (R- OH) Just before heading out for the pre-election recess, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a new bill aimed at undoing some of the recent environmental regulations imposed upon coal-fired power plants, according to The Hill.

Referred to as the Stop the War on Coal Act, H.R. 3409 was introduced by Representative Bill Johnson from Ohio and passed with a vote of 233-175. Though it was largely supported by Republicans, the bill received 19 votes from Democrats.

The legislation proposes to undo the new rules being imposed on coal-fired generators limiting the emission of carbon dioxide and certain toxic substances such as mercury.

The bill would also overturn rules covering coal mining, such as restrictions on mountaintop removal and regulations for handling waste coal ash.

"At a time of high unemployment rates, President Obama and his EPA should be working with coal states to create and retain jobs, rather than thwarting economic growth and causing miners to lose their jobs," said Representative Ed Whitfield, according to Platts. "Implementing this legislation will preserve jobs and help our struggling economy."

The bill will not be approved before the election, as the Senate has already finished its session.

Information on the coal mining industry in the U.S. is available at PennEnergy's Research area.

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