Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WVa) comments on proposed changes to Stream Buffer Zone Rule
No editorial comment needed. Rep. Rahall’s statement speaks for itself.
“Without a doubt, the new stream buffer zone rule under consideration by the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement is unworkable; it would, unquestionably, adversely affect coal mining and eliminate mining jobs so important to our West Virginia economy. The message I send to the agency is this: ‘Go back to the drawing board.’”