Court Backs E.P.A. Veto of Mining Permit

New York Times: The Environmental Protection Agency has the authority to revoke a mining permit to protect streams and wildlife, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday. The decision was a victory for the agency, which in 2011 retroactively vetoed a permit granted by the Bush administration in 2007 to allow a subsidiary of Arch Coal of St. Louis to dump tons of mining waste into several West Virginia rivers and streams. The veto was declared illegal in a 2012 decision by Judge Amy Berman Jackson of Federal District......

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