WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The proposed regulations are intended to protect groundwater from contamination by byproducts of uranium mining. Instead of finalizing the rules this month, the EPA decided to allow a second 180 period of public comment, according to the EPA website. The delay will allow Trump to make a final decision.
"I rarely say this about the EPA, but the agency made the right decision in delaying implementation of this new rule, which could burden the industry with unnecessary red-tape," Enzi said. "I urge President-elect Donald Trump to carefully review the proposed rule so the new Administration can clearly understand the consequences of these regulations on a vital industry."
Uranium mining is a key industry in Enzi’s home state of Wyoming.
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