The Obama administration pushed out an environmental rule just in time for Trump to reverse ’em.

On Monday, Obama’s Department of Interior published a new stream protections rule, which hasn’t been updated since the Reagan era. The regulation requires testing and monitoring of streams near mining sites and for companies to return the locations back to their “previous condition,” aka unscathed by metals and other noxious stuff.

Mining has long wreaked havoc on the environment (a recent example: this massive geese die-off in Montana), and streams are no exception. But Trump made...

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