Court Blocks West Virginia Mountaintop Removal Coal Mine

Environment News Service: A long court battle came to an end Tuesday when a federal judge upheld the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's denial of a permit for a large, contentious mountaintop removal coal mine in Appalachia, the Spruce No. 1 Mine. Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia found no merit in the coal industry's arguments that Mingo Logan coal company should be allowed to remove a West Virginia mountaintop to get at coal deposits and dump the waste soil and rock......

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