Enviros Lose Bid To Nix Mountaintop Mining Pending Appeal

Law360, New York (September 14, 2012, 4:45 PM EDT) -- A West Virginia federal judge on Thursday refused to grant an injunction pending appeal in a suit challenging a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers mountaintop removal permit issued to Highland Mining Co., finding that the environmental groups that brought the suit are not likely to win on appeal.

A month after thwarting efforts from Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition Inc., West Virginia Highlands Conservancy, Sierra Club and Coal River Mountain Watch Inc. to block the permit, U.S. District Judge Robert C. Chambers said the groups have only...
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