Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Bush Nominates Industry Friendly Correll to OSM
The nation’s largest environmental group says the Bush administration is burying any hope of implementing better coal-mining policies after nominating an industry-friendly candidate to the federal agency charged with setting environmental standards for surface-mining operations. The Sierra Club is opposing Bush’s nomination of John Correll to direct the US Department of Interior’s Office of Surface Mining (OSM). The environmental watchdog maintains that Correll’s record of weakening industry regulations and dismantling health and safety standards endangers public health and the environment.