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Coal River Mountain (left) forms the backdrop for a mountaintop coal-mining site at Kayford Mountain, W.Va.

    Government tried to change coal regulation numbers: probe

    The Obama administration tried to edit a report on new coal regulations to lower analysts’ estimates of serious job losses, an official investigation has found, backing up reports that the Interior Department pressured a private contractor to change information in order to make the data more acceptable.

  • New rules would cut thousands of coal jobs

    The Obama administration's own experts estimate their proposal for protecting streams from coal mining would eliminate thousands of jobs and slash production across much of the country, according to a government document obtained by the Associated Press.

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