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Cramer Issues Statement on President Trump Signing the Law Blocking the Stream Protection Rule

Feb 16, 2017
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Feb. 16, 2017

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Kevin Cramer issued the following statement following President Donald Trump signing into law  today legislation blocking the Department of Interior Stream Protection Rule. (SPR). Cramer co-sponsored  H.J. Res. 38, which passed the House Feb. 1 and the Senate Feb. 2.  The bill disapproves the SPR, which implements regulations on surface coal mining nationwide based on its impact on aquatic environments in the Appalachian region.  A vocal critic of the regulation since first proposed, Cramer opposed its adverse effects to the coal industry and subsequently electricity consumers.

“Today signals yet another milestone in our quest for a brighter future for jobs in the coal industry and the promise of low-cost energy. The American people sent a clear message in November they are tired of job-killing regulations from Washington.  Working together, this Congress and President Trump are committed to continuing to free our nation from regulations like the SPR that stifle economic growth, stifle job creation and increase energy costs to consumers and businesses and frankly, do nothing to help our environment. These  were far too commonplace in the previous Administration. I want to thank President Trump for keeping his campaign promise to make reducing the regulatory burden on hard-working Americans a top priority.  I look forward to working with him on many more efforts like this to steer our ship of state back in the right direction.“