About the resolution
H.J.Res. 38, now P.L. 115-5, disapproved of the rule submitted by the Department of Interior known as the Stream Protection Rule.
The new rule attempted to reduce the environmental impact of coal mining. It established a buffer zone rule blocking mining within 100 feet of streams, and imposed stricter policies that required companies to restore land to pre-mining conditions. The rule also required operators to collect data about the site of any proposed operations, as well as adjacent areas, before beginning mining to establish a baseline for measuring impact of mining activities. Additionally, the rule adjusted monitoring requirements to allow for the rapid detection and correction of any problems in the quality or quantity of surface and groundwater, and looked to ensure that mine operators and regulatory ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Ohio's 6th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Feb 3, 2017
Length: 1 page
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Enacted — Signed by the President on Feb 16, 2017
This resolution was enacted after being signed by the President on February 16, 2017.
What legislators are saying
“Trump takes aim at Obama's harmful anti-coal policies”
— Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH6] (Sponsor) on Mar 31, 2017
“Time to Wake Up: National Association of Manufacturers”
— Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse [D-RI] on Feb 13, 2018
H.J.Res. 38 (115th) was a joint resolution in the United States Congress.
A joint resolution is often used in the same manner as a bill. If passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and signed by the President, it becomes a law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution.
Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.J.Res. 38. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
This joint resolution was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior known as the Stream Protection Rule, Pub. L. No. 115-5, H.R.J. Res. 38, 115th Cong. (2017).
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