HR 786

Title: ACHE Act
Author: Rep. John Yarmuth (DEM-KY)

This bill requires the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to conduct or support studies on the health impacts of mountaintop removal coal mining on individuals in the surrounding communities. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), upon receiving the results of these studies, must determine whether such mining presents any health risks to individuals in those communities. This bill applies to surface coal mining that uses blasting with explosives in the steep slope regions of Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Virginia.</p> <p>The bill prohibits authorization for any mountaintop removal coal mining project or expansion under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) or the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of ...

Introduced in House 02/01/2017
Introduced in House 02/01/2017
Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. 02/01/2017
Referred to House Natural Resources 02/01/2017
Referred to House Transportation and Infrastructure 02/01/2017
Referred to House Energy and Commerce 02/01/2017
Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. 02/02/2017
Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. 02/03/2017
Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources. 02/10/2017

Bill Text
08/16/2017 - HR 786 (Introduced+in+House)
02/01/2017 - HR 786 (Introduced+in+House)
02/01/2017 - HR 786 (Introduced+in+House)

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    Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY)
    () - U.S. Representative

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