West Virginia

Arch Coal
6:19 pm
Fri January 14, 2011

EPA revokes permit for Arch Coal mine in W. Va.

This mine in Pike County, Ky. uses mountaintop removal, the same process used in an Arch Coal mine in W. Va. that's come under fire from the EPA. (via Flickr/iLoveMountains.org)
(via Flickr/iLoveMountains.org)

In addition to the story about mining you may have heard on NPR's All Things Considered this evening, a St. Louis-based coal company, Arch Coal, is in some trouble for one of their mines in West Virginia.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is making good on a 9-month-old threat and revoking a permit for West Virginia's largest mountaintop removal mine.

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