Judge Halts Massey Unit's Coal Mine Development

Law360, New York (March 09, 2011, 6:49 PM ET) -- A federal judge in West Virginia slapped Massey Energy Co. unit Highland Mining Co. with a temporary restraining order Wednesday barring the company from continuing to bury more than two miles of Appalachian streams for its new surface coal mine.

Judge Robert C. Chambers issued the order in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia the day after green groups Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition Inc. and West Virginia Highlands Conservancy Inc. sued the the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over the project's...
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Case Information

Case Title

Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Inc. et al v. United States Army Corps of Engineers et al

Case Number



West Virginia Southern

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters


Robert C. Chambers

Date Filed

March 7, 2011


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