What exactly is the Stream Protection Rule?

Last Modified: Mon Feb 06 2017 22:38:43 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 19 Dec 2017
    Rule issued by the Obama administration with the intent to streams and forest land by creating a larger buffer zone between mines and waterways/forest land. The new rule would have required companies to:
  • 1
    Restore streams and return mined areas to the uses they were capable of supporting prior to mining activities.
  • 2
    Replant these areas with native trees and vegetation.
  • 3
    Companies would furthermore have to test and monitor the conditions of streams that might be affected by the mining activity.
  • 6,000 miles
    of streams were sought to be protected.
  • 52,000 acres
    of American forest would have come under the ambit of this rule are well.