Two of those working on issues regarding coal mining are Rep. Frank Pallone(D-NJ-6) and Se. Benjamin Cardin(D-MD). Rep. Pallone introduced the Clean Water Protection Act which would regulate the waste from MTR and protect water resources. Sen. Cardin introduced the Appalachia Restoration Act which would regulate the waste material from MTR.
For their efforts to preserve the environment of Appalachia we are glad to award tis week Backbencher of the Week to Rep. Pallone and Sen. Cardin.
Thanks to dailykos diarist Devilstower.