The activists were detained and ironically issued citations for “Failure to obey order to remove dangerous condition.” Of course, the coal industry never gets citations like that after blasting the tops off of mountains in Appalachia.
How long before the compromisers at the EPA and in the Obama administration figure out that there is no kinder gentler version of mountaintop removal coal mining.
by Amanda Starbuck
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today a major new guidance document that provides the coal industry and coal-state regulators with “clarity” regarding the permitting of mountaintop removal coal mining. This comes just days after the EPA blocked the Clean Water Act permit for the Spruce No. 1 Mine in Logan County, the largest mountaintop removal permit in West Virginia history.
Activists Risk Arrest with Elaborate Protest at EPA HQ; Demand Immediate Action to Stop Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining
Group Erects Purple Mountain Majesty At EPA; Say “If Administrator Lisa Jackson Won’t Visit the Appalachian Mountains, They Will Bring The Mountains to Her”
Amidst all the congressional visits, we worked with some coalfield residents to deliver a message to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson.
EPA says that of
86 79 proposed MTR valley fill permits 79 all are held for further review due to violations of the Clean Water Act.