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Commentary :: Human Rights
BTL:Federal Court Overturns EPA Revocation of Mountain Top Removal Coal Mine Permit
06 Apr 2012
Modified: 07 Apr 2012
Interview with Chuck Nelson, anti-MTR activist and chairman of the board of the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, conducted by Melinda Tuhus
Federal Court Overturns EPA Revocation of Mountain Top Removal Coal Mine Permit

Interview with Chuck Nelson, anti-MTR activist and chairman of the board of the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

In January 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency revoked the Clean Water Act permit for the Spruce No. 1 coal mine, the largest mountaintop removal site in West Virginia. Mountaintop removal coal mining is the process of blowing up mountain tops to access the coal seams underneath, and dumping the rocks and earth into valleys below. Citing major environmental damage if the project proceeded, including the burial of miles of mountain streams, this was the first time the EPA had rescinded an already-granted permit from the Army Corps of Engineers.

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http://www.btlonline.org/2012/seg/120413bf-btl-nelson.html
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http://www.btlonline.org/
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