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  •  Federal Court ruling last week blocking a WVa (6+ / 0-)

    mountaintop removal coal mining project: Here.

    I just received an email on this from my friends at Public Justice and forwarded it on to Devilstower, who is better able than I to comment on its significance.

    The email stated in part:

    Under our Environmental Enforcement Project, we have been at the fore of the court fights to stop mountaintop removal mining, which has already buried more than 1,200 miles of streams and destroyed more than 387,000 acres of West Virginia forests and mountains. This method of mining is also responsible for increased severe flooding in communities near mining sites.

    •  Public Justice has been a terrific partner (1+ / 0-)
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      In my organization's fight against mountaintop removal.  

      It was the Appalachian Center's litigation, with the help of Public Justice, that triggered the Bush rule change that made the need for the Clean Water Protection Act clear.  Just as we were about to win a huge court victory that would have put a stop to the madness, the Bush Administration changed the definition of "fill material" to allow the use of the nation's streams a waste disposal sites.

      Last week's ruling that attydave links to was built on a terrific victory that we scored in March, after two years of litigation.

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