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  • Obama officials pressured contractors to change job loss figures, recordings reveal

    05/21/2012 11:18:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    FreeBeacon ^ | May 21, 2012 | Bill McMorris
    Obama administration officials may have pressured government contractors to change job loss estimates associated with coal regulations, audio recordings reveal. The tapes show that unnamed officials with the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) asked government contractors to change their calculations of job losses associated with the Stream Protection Rule.A preliminary draft of an environmental impact statement estimated that up to 7,000 coalminers could lose their jobs under the administration’s “preferred” regulation. After a leaked copy of the report went public, officials asked the contractors to compare job estimates to a model in which another regulation was enforced,...