While Hillary Clinton promised to kill the coal industry, Donald Trump said he would defend it. For those keeping score: another promise kept.
President Trump just issued an executive order that undoes the damage done by Barack Obama to thousands of workers in the coal industry.
The legislation ends the Office of Surface Mining’s Stream Protection Rule, a regulation to protect waterways from coal mining waste that officials finalized in December.
According to The Hill,
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The legislation is the second Trump has signed into law ending an Obama-era environmental regulation. On Tuesday, he signed a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution undoing a financial disclosure requirement for energy companies.
Both the mining and financial disclosure bills are the tip of a GOP push to undo a slate of regulations instituted in the closing days of the Obama administration. The House has passed several CRA resolutions, and the Senate has so far sent three of them to President Trump for his signature.
Regulators finalized the stream protection rule in December, but they spent most of Obama’s tenure writing it.
The rule represented what Obama and other green energy frauds hoped would kill the industry. It is among the most controversial environment regulations the former administration put together, as the coal mining industry said it would be costly to implement and lead to job losses across the sector. Given that the coal industry was already in triage from other Obama policies, this would have been the death nail.
Here’s a reminder of what Hillary Clinton proclaimed publicly about her intentions with the coal industry.
Clinton promised to put a lot of coal miners out of business.
Afterwards, when Clinton remembered that she actually needed these votes in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and elsewhere. She then attempted to frame the discussion around saving the lives of these coal miners. In fact, what she proposed was killing them.
What was killing the coal industry is Leftism.
Contrast what Clinton said to what Donald Trump said while campaigning.
Consider what Trump’s executive order does, as he puts thousands of people back to work. These people live in some of the hardest hit regions of the country, economically, and now they will have jobs again soon.
You can bet the “green energy” extortionists will be out in force. The “global climate farce” cabal just go their hempweed rugs pulled from underneath them.
I’d love to see what the #NeverTrump crowd says now. How many promises have now been kept by this president? ALL OF THEM!