Environmental Protection Agency

With Coal Industry Stumbling, House Votes To Rein-In Regs

Lawmakers try to un-do the damage they've done? Unheard-of ...


House Democrats joined Republicans Friday in voting to restrain environmental regulators from hurting the coal industry, battling what mining-state lawmakers call a "war on coal" that just cost another 1,200 jobs. 

The 233-175 vote to approve the "Stop the War on Coal Act" marked the final vote in the chamber until mid-November. Nineteen Democrats joined the majority in voting for the bill.