Lawmakers Push For Action On Coal Permit Backlog

Law360, New York (June 2, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A group of Democratic lawmakers from coal-producing states has urged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to quickly clear a growing backlog of applications for new mining permits.

In a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dated June 1, Rep. Zack Space, D-Ohio, and eight other congressmen expressed concerns about what they described as growing delays in the processing of coal-mining permit applications being considered by the corps, and said continued slowdowns in the permitting process could have a serious impact on their local...
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