If Big Coal Can Phase Out Mountaintop Removal

EcoWatch: Call it a moment of truth for Big Coal--and a small crack in the wall of denial for the U.S. Congress and the White House. On the cliff of bankruptcy, St. Louis-based Patriot Coal Corporation agreed this week to a settlement to phase out its large-scale strip mining and mountaintop removal operations in central Appalachia. Even more importantly, Patriot became the first coal company to admit "our mining operations impact the communities in which we operate in significant ways, and we are committed......

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