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Senate Votes to Reverse Obama-Era Coal Rule, Sends to Trump

  • Trump set to be first president since Bush to sign a repeal
  • Lawmakers argue stream protection rule harms coal miners
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QuickTake: Trump Aims to Brighten Coal’s Future

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Republicans in Washington took their biggest step yet to reverse Barack Obama’s regulatory legacy, dusting off a little-used congressional tool and voting to kill a rule aimed at protecting streams from the effects of coal mining.

With the Senate following the House in voting for the measure, President Donald Trump is now poised to be the first president in 16 years to sign a regulatory repeal resolution. It will be only the second rule overturned by the Congressional Review Act -- and for Republicans it’s just a start. They have a long queue of other rules they want to repeal the same way.