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Trump Halts Study of Health Impact of Mining

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by Andrea Germanos

Outrage has followed the Trump administration’s decision late last week to put the brakes on a study into the health impacts of mountaintop removal coal mining in Central Appalachia.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine said Monday it received a letter from the Interior Department’s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement ordering it to put a halt on its two-year project “largely as a result of the Department’s changing budget situation.”

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