03/28/2008 02:44 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Bush Admin Set To Ease Regulation Of Controversial Mining Technique 'Mountaintop Removal'

The Bush administration is set to issue a regulation on Friday that would extend the coal mining practice of mountaintop removal. The technique involves blasting off the tops of mountains and dumping the rubble into valleys and streams.

It has been used in Appalachian coal country for 20 years under a cloud of legal and regulatory confusion.

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