State regulation of non-coal surface mining a summary and comparison of state programs by C. Ronald Bloom

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Statementprepared by C. Ronald Bloom
ContributionsNational Conference of State Legislatures. Office of Science and Natural Resources
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Pagination125 p. ;
Number of Pages125
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Supports the inspection, permitting, and reclamation of Kentucky's coal mines and the safety of mine workers. Oversees the permitting, inspection, and reclamation of the crude oil and natural gas industry in the Commonwealth.

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