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Mountaintop Mining. [electronic resource] : Background on Current Controversies.

Author/Creator:
Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
Publication:
[S.l] : [s.n.], 2010.
Format/Description:
Government document
Book
1 online resource (13 p., digital, PDF file)
Subjects:
Coal.
Environmental law.
Water -- Pollution.
Summary:
Provides background on current controversies surrounding negative environmental impact of mountaintop coal mining on water supply and quality of valley rivers and streams. Describes regulatory requirements under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act and the Clean Water Act (CWA), including criticisms and legal challenges to CWA regulation of mountaintop mining; and summarizes administrative actions and Congressional activity.
Notes:
Record is based on bibliographic data in ProQuest U.S. Congressional Research Digital Collection (last viewed Sept. 2012). Reuse except for individual research requires license from ProQuest, LLC.
CRS Report.
Other format:
Microfiche version: Library of Congress.Congressional Research Service. Mountaintop Mining
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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