EPA Seeks to Block Mountaintop Removal Permit

On Friday the Environmental Protection Agency announced its intention to revoke a permit issued in 2007 for the Mingo Logan Coal Spruce #1 surface mine, a unit owned by Arch Coal Inc. of St. Louis. The move is the first time the EPA has sought to block a previously permitted project, saying it is doing so because the Spruce #1…

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James Hansen, Daryl Hannah Among Demonstrators Arrested for Protesting Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

Climatologist James Hansen and actress Daryl Hannah were among those arrested yesterday for protesting mountaintop removal strip mining in West Virginia