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

Canceling rule, study endangers Appalachian coal communities

Monday 10 December 2018

(Washington, DC, December 10, 2018)—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.

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