Coal Company Fined in Fake Pollution Reports Case

"A high-profile Kentucky environmental enforcement action involving hundreds of alleged clean-water violations at dozens of mining operations in Eastern Kentucky apparently is coming to a close."

"State regulators, the International Coal Group — now part of Arch Coal — and environmental groups on Friday filed an agreement that assesses $575,000 in penalties and directs the money to environmental improvement projects.

The amount reflects an original $350,000 assessment plus an additional $225,000 from more recent alleged violations that were rolled into the settlement."

James Bruggers reports for the Louisville Courier-Journal October 6, 2012.


"Settlement Proposed With Coal Company Over Water Violations" (Hazard Herald)

Editorial: "Phony Reports, Lax State Oversight" (Lexington Herald-Leader)

"Kentuckians Win Coal Giant Fake Reporting Water Pollution Case" (ENS)

Source: Louisville Courier-Journal, 10/09/2012