House Slams DOI Over Coal Mine Water Protection Regs

Law360, New York (January 9, 2014, 2:53 PM EST) -- Senior House lawmakers on Thursday renewed their attack of the Obama administration’s rulemaking process for water protections near coal mining operations, accusing the White House of trying to hide the true economic impact of stream buffer zone regulations.

Republican leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources committee grilled DOI Assistant Inspector General Robert Knox during a two-hour oversight hearing, openly questioning findings of no political motivation to end a relationship with an environmental firm after job loss numbers were leaked to the press....
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