House GOPs Slam Obama For Slow Coal Rulemaking Process

Law360, Washington (July 19, 2012, 4:11 PM EDT) -- House GOP lawmakers blasted the Obama administration Thursday for missing key deadlines and refusing to comply with congressional subpoenas over a planned revision of a coal mining regulation, alleging officials are hiding job loss numbers until after the November election.

The House Natural Resources Committee's hearing was the latest in its yearlong struggle to understand the U.S. Department of Interior's rulemaking process for the so-called stream buffer zone rule, which would include new surface mining regulations for coal and could cost thousands of jobs in the...
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