- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house Passed March 25th, 2014Roll Call Vote 229 Yea / 192 Nay
Committee on Natural ResourcesIntroducedJuly 25th, 2013
- house Committees
New coal mining regulation would cost thousands of jobs and hurt job growth in at least 22 states, including historically poor states like West Virginia and Kentucky.
Water pollution from coal contaminates groundwater, rivers and streams with heavy metals, mercury, and other toxins and pollutants. Moutaintop removal mining has already buried at least 2,000 miles of streams, according to the EPA.