U.S. Interior Department axed health study on coal without clear reason: watchdog


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Interior Department has been unable to adequately explain why it canceled a $1 million study on the public health impacts of mountaintop removal coal mining, the agency’s inspector general office said in a report released on Tuesday.

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke testifies in front of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. March 13, 2018. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke canceled the government-funded study on the health impacts of the controversial mining technique…



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