Undermined Promise

State and federal agencies are not achieving the goals of a key law enacted in 1977 to protect society and the natural environment from damage by coal mining, according to a report by the Natural Resources Defense Council and WORC.

Undermined Promise: Reclamation and Enforcement of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act reveals serious problems with land and water reclamation and inspection and enforcement of the law as well as with data collection and reporting.

Undermined Promise was released on 30th Anniversary of the signing of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act, August 3, 2007.

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