Coal Sore: a Veto Showdown?

Grave constitutional questions are sometimes posed by less than nation-shaking issues. Case in point: the first test of the scope of the Supreme Court's June ruling against the so-called legislative veto (Immigration and Naturalization I Service vs. Chad ha) is being raised by an anemic auction | of coal leases.

i Interior Secretary James Watt has been trying to sell frights to mine on federally controlled land. Environmentalists and some Western Governors and Democrats contend he will spur the mining of coal that the nation does not now need, at giveaway prices. On Aug. 3, a House committee voted to order...

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