by Ron Gregory
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Third District Congressman Evan Jenkins said that Congress needs to act immediately to stop the stream buffer zone rule, which goes into effect today.
Jenkins has introduced H.J. Res. 11, a joint resolution of congressional disapproval, to stop the stream buffer zone rule from going forward. This resolution would require a simple majority vote of each chamber on the stream buffer zone rule. If Congress votes to overturn the rule, it cannot be introduced again unless first authorized by Congress.
Jenkins also introduced this resolution in the 114th Congress on the day the final rule was published.
“President Obama may only have one day left in office, but his anti-coal legacy will last for years to come. The president’s war on coal has had a devastating impact on our state’s economy and cost us thousands of jobs. That’s why I am leading the fight in Congress to stop implementation of this rule and protect West Virginia’s jobs. I have introduced a resolution to stop this rule, and Congress must act to make sure President Obama’s anti-coal actions end with his presidency,” he added.