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Friday, July 18, 2014

Environment - "DC Circuit upholds Obama's crackdown on mountaintop mining"

Last Friday Jeremy P. Jacobs and Manuel QuiƱones reported for E&E in a long story beginning:

A federal appeals court today sided with U.S. EPA in a broad challenge from two states and the mining industry to controversial Obama administration policies aimed at addressing the environmental effects on waterways of mountaintop-removal coal mining.

The ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is a major win for the administration and reverses a lower court ruling siding with West Virginia, Kentucky and a host of mining interests.

The story links to the opinion in Nat'l. Mining Ass'n. v. Gina McCarty.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on July 18, 2014 11:06 AM
Posted to Environment