DOI Sought To Skew Coal Rule Jobs Review: Contractor

Law360, New York (November 18, 2011, 6:58 PM EST) -- The CEO of a subcontractor conducting an environmental review of a coal mining regulation told a congressional subcommittee on Friday that federal regulators asked the company to use false assumptions to show the directive would result in fewer job losses than expected.

J. Steven Gardner, head of ECSI LLC, said officials from the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement — part of the U.S. Department of the Interior — suggested that the lead contractor on the review, Polu Kai Services, change its analysis of how...
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