Residents and Environmental Groups Testify on Act 54 Report

March 27, 2015 Observer-Reporter
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CALIFORNIA – Residents and environmental groups testifying Friday on a report documenting the impacts of mine subsidence urged a state Department of Environmental Protection advisory board to recommend stronger regulations to protect streams and other water resources.

About 18 speakers testified before DEP’s Citizens Advisory Council on a report prepared by the University of Pittsburgh on the impacts of subsidence on surface structures, water supplies and streams.

The report, released in December, is the fourth to be completed under Act 54 legislation passed in 1994, which revised the law on subsidence damage and required assessments be done every five years on subsidence impacts…

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