The U.P.’s voice in Congress has written an amendment to a bill that passed the U.S. House late last week.
Congressman Dan Benishek has written an amendment to the Stop the War on Coal Act of 2012.
The bill would form a committee to study the cumulative cost of federal regulations.
Benishek’s amendment would require this committee to examine the health effects on citizens that are associated with regulatory costs.
The Stop the War on Coal Act is on its way to the U.S. Senate.
Benishek voted in favor of the act in the House last week, saying he wants the effects of costly new Washington rules to be evaluated.
Opponents of the act say it would weaken industrial pollution and public health rules.