W.Va. Judge Stays Surface Mine Expansion

Law360, New York (August 14, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a case pitting West Virginia environmental groups against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, a federal judge has enjoined a coal mine expansion project on the grounds that it could cause irreparable harm.

U.S. Judge Robert Chambers granted the plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction against Hobet Mining LLC's coal mine project — which was already approved by the Corps — in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia on Monday.

The Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Coal River Mining Watch, the...
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