Mar 042015

Three House members have reintroduced a bill to prohibit EPA from retroactively revoking Clean Water Act Section 404 permits, as the agency did with the Spruce Mine in West Virginia.

That decision was recently upheld by federal courts in Washington, D.C.

The bill, H.R. 1203, was introduced by three Republican congressmen from West Virginia -- Reps. David McKinley, Alex Mooney and Evan Jenkins. The text of the bill is not yet available.

According to an article in the West Virginia Record, "McKinley introduced similar legislation in the previous two Congresses."

In the last Congress, McKinley's bill made it out of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee but did not get a vote in the full House.

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