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1:28 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Historic Agreement Stops Mountaintop Removal Mining By Patriot Coal

This mine in Pike County, Ky. uses mountaintop removal, the same process St. Louis-based Patriot Coal has agreed to stop in Central Appalachia.
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Bankrupt Patriot Coal will become the first U.S. operator to stop large-scale mountaintop removal mining in Central Appalachia under a historic agreement with three environmental groups.

The deal was struck Thursday and presented to a federal judge in Huntington, W.Va.  It stems from pollution lawsuits filed by the Sierra Club, Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition and West Virginia Highlands Conservancy.

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6:38 am
Tue July 10, 2012

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Patriot Coal files for bankruptcy protection

St. Louis-based Patriot Coal has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

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