EPA To Scrutinize Surface Coal Mining Permits

Law360, New York (March 24, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it planned to actively review permit requests for surface coal mining in the wake of a federal appeals court decision last month that opened the door for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to begin granting permits again.

The corps had cut back on the number of permits it had been issuing in West Virginia since the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition and other environmental groups sued in 2007 over four permits allowing mining companies to fill stream waters as part...
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