"We reported earlier this week that the Obama administration was going to run its EPA guidance on water pollution from mountaintop removal operations through the White House Office of Management and Budget for its approval.
But is this maneuver, which is sure to delay the guidance being finalized, legal?
Experts at the Center for Progressive Reform, a group which keeps an eye on OMB involvement in regulatory issues, isn’t so sure … In a post on the group’s blog, Holly Doremus, a law professor at the University of California at Berkeley, outlined some serious concerns ...."
Ken Ward Jr. reports in the Charleston Gazette's Coal Tattoo blog April 7, 2011.
"OMB Will Review EPA Mining Pollution Guidance" (Coal Tattoo)
"EPA To Limit Mountaintop Mining" (OMB Watch)
"White House Review Delays EPA Mountaintop Removal Guidance" (Legal Planet)