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"EPA Crackdown on Mountaintop Coal Mining Criticized as Contradictory"

Both backers and critics of coal are often seeing EPA's crackdown on mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia as inconsistent and tentative. "To each side, it looks like the EPA hasn't made up its mind. Which would make now the time to yell as loudly as possible."

Source: Wash Post, 01/28/2010

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


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