Wednesday, March 25, 2009

EPA puts the skids on Mountaintop Removal

In news that is sure to be met with glee for most readers of this blog, the Environmental Protection Agency yesterday announced it was reviewing the permit process for Mountaintop Removal Mining Projects in the Appalachian Region.

Citing its authority under the Clean Water Act, The EPA sent two letters to the Army Corp of Engineers expressing water quality concerns specifically regarding two MTM projects, one in Kentucky, and one in West Virginia.

In short, it's going to get a whole lot harder to start up a new Mountaintop Removal Mining Operation under this administration.

Read more here and here, and the EPA's official release here. Local angle here.


AppyLove said...

Wish I'd been a little bird on the shoulder of one of my local Bank of America-parking-lot protesters when the EPA made this announcement--yeehaw!

Karen said...

That is certainly good news! Thanks for posting this.

Glenda C. Beall said...

I think we will hear more and more good things such as this from this administration. It is about time we had someone who cares about our environment.

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