Although Obama claims that he brought thousands of jobs to Americans, the opposite is true. Thankfully, the Senate is taking action.
The Senate voted 54-45 yesterday to do away with Obama’s order that destroyed the coal mining industry and killed 83,000 American jobs, via The Hill.
It was the Interior Department’s Stream Protection Rule that virtually closed the doors on the coal industry.
Though this rule protected our water, it was also a huge hit to the jobs in the American coal industry. It’s just like a globalist to protect the environment by screwing over the people of this country rather than working with them.
Of course we care about the environment — no one wants our waterways to be contaminated — but there is a better solution out there. Without this measure, we can create more jobs and not just within the coal industry.
We can hire back the thousands of Americans who were laid off from coal mining because of this measure and then hire people to inspect the mines and make sure that the proper waste measurements are being taken and that our environment is protected. It’s a win-win.
This regulation was too much of a financial hindrance for the industry, and as a result, it destroyed communities that relied on the jobs. Donald Trump will give these jobs back and make new ones to help make sure the economy, and the environment in the process, is top priority.
The Office of Surface Mining finalization of the rule took place in December, but now the rule has been stricken, and our lawmakers have prevented others from putting another rule like it in place.
This deregulation passed in the House by 228-194 on Wednesday, so Obama’s regulation will come off the books as soon as Trump signs his signature on the page. Liberals are sure to be outraged about this rule, but what else is new?
Some Democrats, like Joe Manchin, Heidi Heitkamp, Claire McCaskill, and Joe Donnelly, supported this measure in the Senate while one Republican, Susan Collins, was against the measure.
“In my home state of Kentucky and others across the nation, the stream buffer rule will cause major damage to communities and threaten coal jobs,” stated Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. “We should heed their call now and begin bringing relief to coal country. Today’s vote on this resolution represents a good step in that direction.”
We need a measure that protects jobs and then work hand-in-hand with the industry to find the best ways possible to mine the coal so our waterways are not damaged. This pull-back on Obama’s overzealous legislation is a good start.