H.R. 1644: Supporting Transparent Regulatory and Environmental Actions in Mining Act

Introduced:

Mar 26, 2015

Status:

Passed House on Jan 12, 2016

This bill passed in the House on January 12, 2016 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Sponsor:

Alex Mooney

Representative for West Virginia's 2nd congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Jan 19, 2016
Length: 8 pages

Prognosis:

11% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to ensure transparency in the development of environmental regulations, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Summary

H.R. 1644 would prohibit the Department of the Interior (DOI) from issuing any rule regarding prohibited surface mining areas near streams until a year after the National Academy of Science (NAS) has submitted an evaluative report of the current rule to Congress. It gives two years for NAS to submit the report, meaning DOI would be prevented from issuing ...

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History

Mar 26, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Sep 10, 2015
 
Reported by Committee

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Jan 12, 2016
 
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

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