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Feds Unveil Green Initiative On Mountaintop Mining

Law360 (June 11, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The heads of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Department of the Interior on Thursday announced an interagency action plan to minimize the environmental effects of mountaintop coal mining in Appalachia.

In a memorandum of understanding signed by EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson; U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar; and Terrence Salt, acting assistant secretary of the army for civil works, the agencies vowed to work to minimize adverse environmental consequences of mountaintop coal mining and tighten its...
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