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Coal Company Refused Changes That Would Have Cost $0.55 a Ton

Fifty five cents a ton. That’s how little the changes would have cost Arch Coal company to implement – changes that would have slashed the environmental impact of its mountaintop removal (MTR) Spruce Mine in half. Now that the Environmental Protection Agency has pulled its permit the company is crying foul, but a newly released […]

January 18th

EPA Vetoes Mountaintop Removal Coal Mine

It’s official. After 13 years of negotiations, studies, and court battles, the Environmental Protection Agency is protecting the environment by telling Arch Coal Company that its Spruce No 1 “mountaintop removal” coal mine is terminally bad for the environment. As such, the agency is vetoing it. The mine would have been the largest ever, and […]

January 13th