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By Rose Ragsdale
For Mining News 

Alaska aims to change coal mining rules

State regulations must be consistent with federal rules administered by the U.S. Department of Interior Office of Surface Mining

 

Last updated 4/29/2007 at Noon



After several years of revision, Alaska is closing in on the goal of bringing its surface coal mining regulations in line with federal rules governing the same activities.

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources says changes are necessary to the Alaska Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation Act to make it consistent with corresponding federal regulations administered by the U.S. Department of...



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