Bush Administration Seeks to Allow Mine Waste Dumping

In what many would say is a predictable strategy of throwing anti-environmental hail marys during the final months of the administration, the Bush Interior Department will seek to quickly overturn the rules against mining companies dumping their waste into wilderness streams. “The Interior Department has advanced a proposal that would ease restrictions on dumping mountaintop mining waste near rivers and streams, modifying protections that have been in place, though often circumvented, for a quarter-century.” In The New York Times. (Thanks to reader Jon Ain for this link.)

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