Hastings Wants Answers On Coal Mine Water-Rule Rewrite

Law360, New York (March 25, 2014, 6:38 PM EDT) -- The House Natural Resources Committee's chairman on Tuesday subpoenaed a U.S. Department of the Interior watchdog for a clean copy of the report describing the agency's work on rule revisions — which House Republicans are trying to stop — that would protect streams near mountaintop removal coal mining sites.

Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash., said he issued the subpoena to DOI Deputy Inspector General Mary Kendall for an unredacted copy of the IG's report on the Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement’s efforts to rewrite the...
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