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Study on Health Effects of Strip Mining Stopped by Trump Administration

The mining industry felt some of the National Academies of Sciences' studies were biased against them, and its studies were unfair in the way they documented the health problems among workers.
August 27, 2017, 11am PDT | Casey Brazeal | @northandclark
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"The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine confirmed that the Interior Department told the sciences advisory group to stop work on the study during a budget review," James Bruggers reports in the Courier Journal. The decision was criticized by officials within the Academies of Sciences, who emphasized the importance of the work.

The study that focused on Appalachian coal mines examined the health effects of people who live and work around strip mines. For their part, the mining industry had complained that some of the academies' studies were biased.

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Published on Monday, August 21, 2017 in Courier-Journal
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