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Black Beauty Coal Settles With EPA, Creates Wetland

Law360 (May 9, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Black Beauty Coal Co. reached a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over allegedly illegal mining activities, agreeing to pay approximately $375,000 in fines and costs connected to the creation of a wetland, the agency announced Thursday.

Between January 2000 and May 2008, Black Beauty mined-through or filled in streams, ditches, creeks and wetlands without a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, who alerted the EPA to the activity.

Evansville, Ind.-based mining company Black Beauty and its Illinois subsidiary, Arclar Co., will pay...
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