Thursday, May 29, 2003
Environmentalists dissatisfied with strip-mining report
As stated here, environmentalists are not happy with the government's new report on strip mining. (Now, that's a news flash.) I noticed that the author of the story is a woman named Hodel. I believe that Donald Hodel was a named party when the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act went before the Supreme Court. Earlier, Judge Williams of the W.D. Va. declared the Act unconstitutional under the Tenth Amendment, which reasoning convinced none of the 9 justices when the case reached the Supreme Court (even before they decided Garcia v. SAMTA).