Arch Coal Unit Asks High Court To Revive EPA-Blocked Permit

Law360, New York (November 15, 2013, 2:23 PM EST) -- An Arch Coal Inc. unit on Wednesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to restore its waste discharge permit for a massive mountaintop mining operation, arguing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had no authority to yank the permit years after it was issued.

The EPA withdrew specification for two of Mingo Logan Coal Co.'s disposal sites when new information revealed downstream water quality issues in 2010, long after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded the Clean Water Act permit in 2007. Mingo Logan claims in its...
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