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Coal community advocates applaud new “10-Day Notice” rule for strengthening response to health, safety and pollution threats

This image of the Hobet Mine in West Virginia was taken during a Ten Day Notice Rule inspection spurred by local residents' concerns about contaminated water. Federal regulators determined the mine was responsible for the family's water problems and the state agency ensured that the coal company provided the family with replacement water.

This morning, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement released its final “Ten Day Notice” rule to address how the agency responds to community member complaints about safety, pollution, and other violations at coal mines across the country.


Dozens of coal community advocates back new safeguard to strengthen community oversight of mining

Image of a mountaintop removal mining site.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 27, 2023 CONTACT: Trey Pollard, COAL COUNTRY – Last night, 28 groups formally submitted comments in support of a new proposal by the Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation Enforcement (OSMRE) that ensures action is


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