Office of Surface Mining http://wfpl.org en REI Executive is Reportedly Obama's Choice for Interior Secretary http://wfpl.org/post/rei-executive-reportedly-obamas-choice-interior-secretary <p>According to reports, President Obama <a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2013/02/obama-to-nominate-rei-chief-sally-jewell-for-interior-secretary-87250.html?hp=bn" target="_blank">will nominate Sally Jewell </a>to replace outgoing Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. Jewell is the president and CEO of <a href="http://www.rei.com/" target="_blank">Recreational Equipment, Inc., better known as outdoor outfitter REI</a>, and a former oil company official. Wed, 06 Feb 2013 16:42:26 +0000 Erica Peterson 3838 at http://wfpl.org Report Suggests Problems With Placement of Mine Impoundments in WV http://wfpl.org/post/report-suggests-problems-placement-mine-impoundments-wv <p>The federal Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/119831384/OSM-Summary-Report" target="_blank">has released the results of an analysis </a>of West Virginia coal mine impoundments which could have implications for Kentucky.</p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 21:14:51 +0000 Erica Peterson 3363 at http://wfpl.org Report Suggests Problems With Placement of Mine Impoundments in WV Facing Federal Action, Kentucky Moves to Increase Reclamation Bonds for Surface Mines http://wfpl.org/post/facing-federal-action-kentucky-moves-increase-reclamation-bonds-surface-mines <p>Coal companies will have to pay more to mine coal in Kentucky under <a data-mce-="" href="http://www.wfpl.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/OSM-letter.pdf" target="_blank">new regulations </a>issued by the Energy and Environment cabinet. The state took action after the federal government threatened to take over the state&#39;s surface mining program.</p> Tue, 08 May 2012 21:15:58 +0000 Erica Peterson 165 at http://wfpl.org