BOZEMAN, Mont. —U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Stream Protection Rule:
“The good news is in 31 days President Obama will no longer be in office,” Daines stated. “This final rule will be devastating for hardworking miners in Montana like the Crow tribal members working at the Absaloka Mine and create more challenges to operations at our other federal coal operations which provide critical sources of tax revenue and good-paying jobs throughout our state.”
In a recent letter to President-elect Donald J. Trump, Daines urged the President-elect to halt finalization of the Office of Surface Mining’s Stream Protection Rule.
During Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing on October 27, 2015, Daines raised concerns about DOI’s proposed Stream Protection Rule and its potential impact on Montana coal mining.