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Republicans loosen US mining laws

Capitol Hill Republicans have moved quickly to quash environmental regulations for coal mines brought in by the Obama administration in its last weeks.

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Mountaintop projects are a sticking point between miners and conservationists

The stream protection rule aimed to stop debris from surface mining ending up in rivers and mandated rehabilitation planning for all new mines.