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At the midnight hour

DOI publishes coal rule to go in effect on last day of Obama presidency

As President Barack Obama enters his last month in the White House, his administration has finalized a midnight hour rule that would add another level of regulatory burden on coal miners in the United States.

Developed by the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, a bureau within the United States Department of Interior, this “Stream Protection Rule” is being advertised as a means t...


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