Despite opposition from the Governors of Tennessee and Kentucky, the Bush administration has just given the official green light to mountain top coal mining operations to bury streams with their mine debris.
The White House and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency signed off
Tuesday on plans to revoke parts of a key water quality rule that could
have been used to limit the burial of streams by mountaintop removal
coal mining operations.
Approval by EPA and the White House Office of Management and Budget
paved the way for Interior Department officials to finalize
industry-backed changes in the 25-year-old stream "buffer zone" rule.
LINK (Via: The Charleston Gazette)