Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Oversight Field Hearing on "Jobs at Risk: Community Impacts of the Obama Administration’s Effort to Rewrite the Stream Buffer Zone Rule"
Monday, September 26, 2011 | 9:00 AM
Tags: Energy and Mineral Resources , Oversight , Minerals
Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
SUBCOMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES
OVERSIGHT FIELD HEARING ON:
The Honorable Doug Lamborn
The Honorable Bill Johnson
The Honorable Shelley Moore Capito, WV-02
WITNESSES AND TESTIMONY:
The Honorable Earl Ray Tomblin
Thomas L. Clarke
Bradley C. Lambert
This field hearing is part of the Committee’s investigation into the Obama Administration’s Office of Surface Mining’s (OSM) re-write of the revised Stream Buffer Zone Rule issued in December of 2008. The new rule would make significant changes to the Nation’s coal mining regulatory program established by the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA). America’s vast coal resources support U.S. job creation, economic growth and affordable American energy. While the coal mining industry is one of the few sectors of the economy to add jobs over the past few years, the Obama Administration’s proposed “Stream Buffer Zone” rule and other burdensome regulations threaten the jobs of thousands of hardworking coalminers and tens of thousands of jobs associated with the industry. A recent CRS report found that the U.S. has the world’s largest coal supply with 261 billion short tons—88 billion short tons more than Russia, the country with the second largest reserve. The hearing will be held in Charleston, West Virginia.
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