House Plans Hearing On Last-Minute Enviro Rules

Law360, New York (December 8, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- In response to the Bush administration's most recent environmental rule change rescinding congressional power to block mining projects on public lands, a U.S. House of Representatives panel has scheduled a hearing to examine the long-term consequences of the outgoing president's final actions.

A day after the U.S. Department of the Interior released the final rule on mining, the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming announced a hearing on Dec. 11 to discuss the effects of the “last-minute” rulemakings on the country's natural resources, environment...
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