Pa. Enviros Urge State To Block Proposed Coal Mine

Law360, Philadelphia (March 6, 2014, 5:13 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania environmental group Wednesday led a group of residents in urging Kentucky-based RAMACO to drop plans to develop an underground coal mine in Washington County and petitioning state regulators to withhold permits.

The Center for Coalfield Justice said that it joined residents, community groups and two elected officials in delivering more than 3,400 letters to the state’s Department of Environmental Protection opposing the the mine, proposed for Nottingham Township.

The group said that the proposal contained a reckless wastewater disposal plan and would boost heavy...
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