Before Obama’s Team Can Move Forward, They Will Need to Undo the Bush Legacy
- Published: Sunday, 12 April 2009 12:44
As the Obama administration gets its sea legs under it, many in the coal industry can’t help but wonder what impact it will have on them. This month for the first time, the new administration started to actively engage the coal mining business. The new leadership at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voiced its opinion on mountaintop mining (See News, p. 8 and Dateline Washington, p.16). Also this month, Coal Age exposes some of the nasty internal politics that took place at the Department of Energy (DoE) over the FutureGen project (See FutureGen, p. 46). Meanwhile, everyone is waiting to see who President Obama will appoint to head the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).