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Letter to the EPA re: easing of restrictions on mountaintop coal mining

November 19, 2008

As part of a raft of midnight regulations, the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Environmental Protection Agency worked together to finalize regulations that ease restrictions on mountaintop coal mining—in particular how and when mining operations can deposit waste, rocks, and soil in or near streams.

Policy Integrity wrote a letter to EPA encouraging them to delay regulatory action until a thorough cost-benefit analysis can be conducted.

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