OSM Accepts Wild Earth Guardians’ Petition for Rulemaking on NOx

On July 14, 2014 the Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation Enforcement (OSM) announced that it had received a petition for rulemaking from the Wild Earth Guardians (WEG) to regulate NOx from blasting more rigorously and invited the public to comment.

OSM received 119 comments on the petition, many supportive.  On February 20, 2015 OSM announced that it accepted the petition and would open rulemaking to “address this issue.”   Continue reading