3 Companies Agree To Limit Mountaintop Mining

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Three coal companies have agreed to
temporarily limit operations at three mountaintop removal mines
opposed by environmentalists.

Led by the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition,
environmentalists had sought a court order shutting down the mines.
A settlement reached Wednesday allows limited mining at all three.

The agreements says subsidiaries of Massey Energy and Consol
Energy can use one valley fill at two surface mines. Mine operator
Tyler Morgan struck a similar deal for the third mine.

The three mines had received Clean Water Act permits from the
Army Corps of Engineers, but environmentalists argued that more
extensive environmental reviews of the operations were needed.

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  • by David Location: pikeville on Apr 24, 2008 at 10:26 PM
    this is just wrong... a bunch of tree huggers tryin to put how many ppl out of jobs? i wonder what they think keeps their lights and televisions on??? so many familys in this area rely on strip mining to make a living.. yes they do need better technologies for clean coal.. but this is just stupid.. trying to put ppl out of a job COAL MINER FOR LIFE!!!
  • by kyle Location: kingsport on Apr 24, 2008 at 04:31 AM
    Wonder what no good they have planned??


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