25 Sep '11, 2pm

Community voices stifled in WV mountaintop removal hearing

At a hearing on the community impacts of mountaintop removal regulation, you’d think that members of the communities impacted by MTR would be featured prominently. And I don’t mean coal company CEOs and industry flacks. I mean regular people who live beneath mountaintop removal sites and will have to deal with the long-term environmental and public health consequences. But we’ve seen already that that’s not how it works in the House of Representatives these days. (Recall the lopsided hearings on EPA regulation of MTR in the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee this summer.)

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/mwaage/community_voices...

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