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New Surface Mining Chief Cracks Down on Mountaintop Removal, Valley Fills

Article: New Surface Mining Chief Cracks Down on Mountaintop Removal, Valley Fills

The U.S. Department of the Interior is taking immediate actions to strengthen its oversight of state surface coal mining programs. The agency will issue federal regulations to better protect streams affected by surface coal mining operations, such as mountaintop removal mining, Interior officials announced today.