Office of Surface Mining

News Releases

OBAMA STRIP-MINING PICK BAD NEWS FOR COAL COUNTRY

Industry-Friendly State Regulator Signals There Will Be No Crackdown on Abuses

OBAMA TAPS BUSH APPOINTEE TO RUN SURFACE MINING AGENCY

Choice May Signal Administration Cave-In on Opposition to Mountain Top Removal

White Papers
Empty PromiseTwenty Years of Failure in Federal Strip Mining Regulation (August 1997)
OSM is being obstructed from enforcing environmental safeguards against the devastating effects of strip mining for coal. Agency mismanagement and improper actions have resulted in thousands of polluted streams and toxic health and safety hazards for communities. more >>