background on regulatory requirements, controversies and legal challenges to mountaintop mining, and recent Administration actions. Congressional interest in these issues also is discussed, including legislation in the 111th Congress seeking to restrict the practice of mountaintop mining and other legislation intended to block the Obama Administration’s regulatory actions.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Congressional Research Service: Mountaintop Mining: Background on Current Controversies Report Released
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), the public policy research arm of Congress,in August released a report titled, Mountaintop Mining: Background on Current Controversies (August 1, 2012). The brief 20 page report authored by Claudia Copeland was written to provide