EPA Won't Review CWA Permit For Peabody Coal Mine

Law360, New York (September 1, 2011, 6:16 PM EDT) -- A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency appeals board on Wednesday denied two protests by environmental groups that accused the EPA of improperly issuing a new Clean Water Act permit for Peabody Western Coal Co.'s Black Mesa mine complex in Arizona.

The petitioners, Black Mesa Water Coalition, Dine CARE, To Nizhoni Ani, Center for Biological Diversity, Sierra Club, Californians for Renewable Energy and former Hopi Tribal Chairman Ben Nuvamsa, asked the appeals board to review the EPA's decision renew the mine's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit, which...
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