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Why Did Interior Department Halt a Coalfields Health Study?

The House Natural Resources Committee has a new item on its oversight agenda. On Feb. 12, it asked the Interior Department to hand over all documents relating to its decision to cancel a half-completed study examining the potential health risks of surface mining activities in central Appalachia. The request put the spotlight back on an incident that reeks of political interference with important public health research. The committee’s demand is an important step toward figuring out what happened. [...] Read the full piece in The Hill: Why did Interior Department halt a coalfields health study?

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