Mine Permit Review Was Legit, Army Corps Tells Judge

Law360, New York (May 13, 2013, 4:14 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday told a West Virginia federal judge that it wasn't obligated to consider human health impacts of mining activity when it issued a permit for a large mountaintop removal mine project, as several environmental groups suing to nix the permit claimed.

The Corps, which the groups sued for allegedly violating the Clean Water Act by issuing a permit allowing Raven Crest Contracting LLC to discharge fill material into West Virginia streams and build two sediment ponds, said in a...
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