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Obama Administration Finalizes Action to Protect U.S. Waterways and Communities from Destruction by Coal Industry


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Obama Administration Finalizes Action to Protect U.S. Waterways and Communities from Destruction by Coal Industry

Earthjustice

WASHINGTON - Today, the Department of the Interior’s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement released its final Stream Protection Rule, a modest update to the rules intended to protect our Nation’s water resources from damage by destructive coal mining practices, including mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia. Action to strengthen these protections is long overdue, and more work still remains to be done.

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