President Obama Earns “C” on Mountaintop Removal Mining Report Card

Posted by Mike Confino, December 15, 2014

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If you listened only to President Obama’s critics in the coal industry and public officials from coal states, you’d probably think that environmentalists and others concerned by the many harmful impacts of coal and other carbon fuels would be well pleased with the administration.

But, the fact is, for all the complaints from the coal industry about the Obama administration’s supposed overreaching, there are many people who believe the president hasn’t done nearly as much as he could, or should, to properly protect the people and environment of Appalachia from the effects of mountaintop removal mining.

via President Obama Earns “C” on Mountaintop Removal Mining Report Card | Earthjustice.

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