Monday, November 28, 2005

Burying Streams Beneath Mountain Top Coal Mining Rubble

The Fourth Circuit concluded last weekValley_fill that the Corps properly concluded that burying streams beneath mountain top coal mining rubble has a minimal environmental impact -- reversing Judge Goodwin's decision that had revoked 11 Corps of Engineer permits issued pursuant to Nationwide Permit 21. 4th Circuit opinion NYTimes: Mountain Top Mining  Presumably, the Kentucky citizens who sued the Corps will seek rehearing or rehearing en banc.

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