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EPA to review mountaintop mining projects

WASHINGTON — Dozens of mountaintop coal-mining permits will be reviewed for their potential impacts on streams and wetlands, the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday in breaking with Bush administration policy. Announced by EPA Administrator ...

The legacy of mountaintop mining

It is here in Appalachia, in the Boone County hollers that residents are contesting the practice of mountaintop removal mining. They feel they have been called to action and are in the midst of a fight to save the culture and land of their region.

Violence next in mountaintop mining battle?

It was the slap heard 'round the coalfields: Cordelia Ruth Tucker, wearing the fluorescent-striped shirt of a miner, strode past West Virginia state troopers and into a stream of marchers protesting mountaintop removal mining to deliver an audible smack.

Crack down on mountaintop mining

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Obama administration Thursday spelled out tighter water quality standards for surface coal mines in Appalachia in a move that could curtail mountaintop removal mining. The policy will sharply reduce the practice of filling ...

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Mountaintop removal mining - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Updated April. 19, 2014

Mountaintop removal mining (MTR), also known as mountaintop mining (MTM), is a form of surface mining that involves the mining of the summit or summit ridge of a ...

Mid-Atlantic Mountaintop Mining | US EPA

Updated April. 19, 2014

Mountaintop coal mining is a surface mining practice involving the removal of mountaintops to expose coal seams, and disposing of the associated mining overburden in ...

Mountaintop Removal Mining Overview - What is Mountaintop ...

Updated April. 19, 2014

Mountaintop removal mining is a controversial practice in which mining companies do exactly what the name implies: they remove the tops of mountains to get at the ...

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Updated April. 19, 2014

Mountaintop coal ban moves ahead amid testy debate - Gainesville Sun April 17, 2014; ... Alpha Natural Resources' dominant presence in the US mining basins ...