Before leaving office, the Obama administration finalized the long-awaited Stream Protection Rule to restrict coal companies from dumping mine waste and rock debris into streams, channels, canals, rivers and nearby valleys.
Just days after the election, President-elect Donald Trump sent a signal about the direction of environment and energy policy by tapping climate-science denier Myron Ebell to lead the transition team at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Yesterday, the Obama Administration acted to protect the health and environment of communities living near coal mining operations and the fish, wildlife, and streams they rely on by issuing its environmental analysis ahead of the Stream Protection Rule.
In the year since the landmark conservation plans that conserved 67 million acres of prime grouse habitat were released, we have seen repeated attempts from some in Congress to stall or delay implementat
The rule has many supporters from many different walks of life, including both Republican and Democratic members of Congress, land managers, conservation organizations, sportsmen, local elected officials and former public utility commissioners.