Thursday, August 23, 2007

Another 1,000 Treaty Oaks bite the dust ... coal dust that is!

Washington, August 22 - The Bush administration is set to issue a regulation on Friday that would enshrine the coal mining practice of mountaintop removal. The technique involves blasting off the tops of mountains and dumping the rubble into the valleys and streams.

It has been used in Appalachian coal country for 20 years under a cloud of legal and regulatory confusion.

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