Ohio Coal Co. Can Keep Mining For Now, Judge Says

Law360, New York (May 13, 2011, 4:04 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Thursday rejected the U.S. government's bid for a temporary restraining order in a suit accusing Ohio of reneging on a 1948 land agreement by allowing a local company to mine for coal beneath a flood control reservoir.

The U.S. government sued Ohio and Buckingham Coal Co. on May 4, claiming the agreement between the U.S. and Ohio that created the Burr Oak Reservoir in Athens County barred mining beneath the flood control, water supply and conservation reservoir.

However, U.S. District Judge James...
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