CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A congressional panel holds a hearing today on a draft environmental rule that would tighten oversight of coal mining.
The Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources is holding today's hearing in Charleston, West Virginia, on a proposed stream buffer zone rule.
The rule aims to keep coal-mining debris away from mountain streams. Coal-industry supporters say this and other Obama administration proposals threaten jobs and the economy, while environmentalists say such dumping harms water quality and animal habitats.
This episode highlights medical students’ impact on the policy and advocacy efforts of the American Medical Association. Featured on the program are: 1.) current AMA President, Dr. Peter Carmel, a pediatric neurosurgeon from New Jersey, 2.) AMA Medical Student Section Chair TR Eckler - a 4th year student at the University of Rochester School of Medicine, and 3.) AMA Government Relations Advocacy Fellow Abby Daniel - taking a break between her first and second years at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A report prepared for the state says some Ohio health insurance premiums could go up as much as 150 percent while others could fall 40 percent in 2014 when much of the national health care overhaul takes effect.
Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, who also heads the state insurance department, says the findings from consulting firm Milliman Inc. are "alarming." The Republican said in a news release Tuesday that what she calls "Obamacare" will have widespread and expensive impacts.
Poor Will’s Almanack for the Second Week of Early Fall.
This is the time when milkweed pods come open, spilling their sleek and silvery seeds in the fields. The milkweed says that frost season is on the way, and that Canadian geese, great-crested flycatchers, blue-gray gnatcatchers, ruby-throated hummingbirds, eastern wood peewees and bank swallows are moving down their flyways toward the Gulf of Mexico. Buzzards gather at their roosts. Crows are the only birds to call before dawn.