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West Virginia: "DEP To Stop Processing Fill Permits, Develop New Rules"

"West Virginia regulators are going to stop processing surface mining permits that propose to dump waste rock and dirt into streams while they develop new guidelines that force coal operators to reduce water quality impacts downstream from valley fills."

Source: Charleston Gazette, 01/07/2010

"Md. Judge Lets Wind Out of Turbine Plan's Sails"

"Wind turbines can kill a few Indiana bats without endangering the species but the owners must ask for permission first, U.S. District Judge Roger Titus ruled on Dec. 8. Titus blocked construction of 82 turbines in Greenbrier County, W.Va., and restricted 40 turbines already under construction to seasonal operation."

Source: West Virginia Record, 12/11/2009


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