Big Victory for Kentucky Coal Miners: Rand Paul's Bill To Overturn Coal Industry Regulation Passes Senate, Heads To President Trump's Desk For Signature Big Victory for Kentucky Coal Miners: Rand Paul's Bill To Overturn Coal Industry Regulation Passes Senate, Heads To President Trump's Desk For Signature
By Martin Hill
February 7, 2017


Senator Rand Paul issued the following press release last Thursday, Feb. 2nd.

But first I will note. Even though I am disgusted by Rand Paul's weak fealty to Israel and Netanyahu, his cooperation with giving BILLIONS of our tax dollars to this admitted terrorist state of Israel, Rand's bizarre opposition to white men, his promotion of the illegal alien invasion, his condemnation of the "hateful" confederate flag, all while he flies the Israeli flag on his website, [all outlined at'] I still report on tbe good things he does, which lately is surprisingly quite a few.

It is important to be rational, reasonable, objective and thorough when observing and analyzing geo-politics and world affairs, and that is what does.

As I posted recently in the article Rand Paul Challenges Nikki Haley on Going to War Without Congress

"I like a lot of what Rand has been saying lately and while he's certainly not as principled as his father, it's good to have a sane voice in the U.S. Senate on these matters. For example last week Rand said No, President Trump, Torture Does Not Work. I want to make a quick important point here regarding the independent media and objectivity. I will continue to point out the good and bad aspects of both Rand Paul and Trump. For example even though I have an entire website devoted to Rand Paul's disgustingly weak fealty to Isreal and Netanyahu, [], it's ok to still point out some of the very good things he does.

The same with President Trump. There are many legitimate and valid criticisms that those on the right can point out about Trump. We can support him when he does good and try to keep him on track when he goes astray. Stick to the underlying principles of liberty, the free market and non-interventionism, and please do not get caught up in the hero-worship of any of these politicians like some mesmerized 7th-grade schoolgirl. This 'cult of personality' we have been seeing is just so ridiculous and weak. Thanks."

Now on to Rand's latest press release on overturning the Kentucky coal regulations:

Big Victory for Kentucky Coal Miners: Dr. Rand Paul's Effort to Protect Kentucky Coal Industry Passes Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul applauded the U.S. Senate for passing legislation to protect Kentucky's coal industry by overturning regulation aimed at putting them out of business.

Earlier this week, Dr. Paul joined fellow Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell and 27 of his Senate colleagues in introducing S.J. Res. 10, a resolution of disapproval that would exercise Congress' power under the Congressional Review Act to overturn the newly implemented Stream Protection Rule. Last night, the U.S. House passed a companion measure, and the full legislation is now headed to the President's desk.

"This is a huge victory for Kentucky's hardworking coal miners and their families, and I am excited for the President to sign this important legislation to finally provide relief to our coal industry," said Dr. Paul. "I promised to always defend Kentucky from the federal government's War on Coal, and I look forward to continuing that fight as we build on this victory to finally defeat the bureaucratic overreach that has plagued our Commonwealth for far too long."

On December 19, the Department of Interior's Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) finalized the Rule, which went into effect on January 19 without the federal government following Congress' mandates to fully cooperate with the states.

The Stream Protection Rule's provisions include prohibiting coal mining within 100 feet of streams (with limited exceptions) and shutting down surface mining if an animal species that is merely being proposed for listing as endangered or threatened is present in or near the mine. It also allows federal bureaucrats to preempt and overrule state permitting standards. The National Mining Association estimates that the Rule endangers one third of coal-related jobs and could cost billions in lost federal and state tax revenue.

In addition to cosponsoring S.J. Res. 10, Dr. Paul previously worked to protect coal miners from the Stream Protection Rule through direct intervention with the Department of Interior and OSM, as well as cosponsoring the STREAM Act in the 114th Congress to delay its implementation.


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