EPA Seeks Input On Challenged Coal Mine Discharge Permits

Law360, New York (April 16, 2012, 7:16 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Monday it would hold a series of public meetings to decide what to do with three-dozen permits for discharges from Kentucky coal mines the agency claims are too weak to protect water quality.

The EPA said it would seek input from industry stakeholders and the public about how to act on what it said were 36 inadequate National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits for more than 20 different mines.

The Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection’s water division has issued 115...
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