Judge Halts Massey Unit's Coal Mine Development

Law360, New York (March 9, 2011, 6:49 PM EST) -- A federal judge in West Virginia slapped Massey Energy Co. unit Highland Mining Co. with a temporary restraining order Wednesday barring the company from continuing to bury more than two miles of Appalachian streams for its new surface coal mine.

Judge Robert C. Chambers issued the order in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia the day after green groups Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition Inc. and West Virginia Highlands Conservancy Inc. sued the the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over the project's...
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