November 28, 2005
Burying Streams Beneath Mountain Top Coal Mining Rubble
The Fourth Circuit concluded last week 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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