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March 25, 2014

US House votes to allow dumping of coal mining waste into streams

Republicans said the bill to allow coal mining companies to dump waste into streams is part of an effort to stop the "war on coal." They also called it a "pro-growth jobs bill." Triangle Republican members of Congress Renee Ellmers, Howard Coble and George Holding voted for it, as did Rep. Mike McIntyre, a Democrat.

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