Army Corps Mining Permits Violate US Law: Court

Law360, New York (November 25, 2009, 4:58 PM EST) -- Having found that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ coal mining permitting process violates federal law by ignoring public notice requirements, a federal court has remanded two West Virginia mountaintop mining permits for further scrutiny and public comment.

The Corps violated the Clean Water Act and the National Environmental Policy Act by not adequately including the public in the environmental assessment of the mining operations at the Ike Fork and the Nellis mines in West Virginia, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West...
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