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December 7, 2009 3:33 PM

Kentucky mine regulator blames coal industry for his firing

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear said he sees no reason to investigate the recent firing of a state mining regulator who blames political pressure from the coal industry for his dismissal. The former regulator opposed a policy that allows a company to mine without showing it has the legal right to enter all the land in its plans.

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