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United States: Deregulating Mountaintop Removal Threatens Drinking Water and Public Health

December 10, 2018 Video The Coal Mine Next Door: The Deregulation of Mountaintop Removal The case of mountaintop removal highlights the dangers of letting industry interests, rather than science, lead regulatory policy.   (Washington, DC)—The Trump administration and United States Congress have endangered public health by ending measures, including defunding a scientific study, that address the human and environmental risks of mountaintop removal, a form of surface coal mining prevalent in central Appalachia, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Interview: The Scourge…

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