Judge Trims Enviro Suit Over Mountaintop Removal Permit

Law360, New York (May 1, 2012, 5:09 PM EDT) -- A West Virginia federal judge on Tuesday dismissed one of two challenges issued by a trio of environmental organizations to block a mountaintop removal permit granted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, throwing out claims the Corps failed to provide proper public notice.

U.S. District Judge Robert C. Chambers said the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy, Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition and Sierra Club could not pursue allegations relating to the Army Corps' reliance on an undisclosed 2009 Compensatory Mitigation Plan in issuing a permit to former...
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