EPA: Surface mining permits in four Appalachian states to be strictly scrutinized


In a move that won notable appreciation from environment groups, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Friday that federal regulators will strictly scrutinize the 79 surface coal-mining permits proposed across four Appalachian states - West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Ohio.

EPA to scan mountaintop coal mining permits sharply

US Environmental Protection Agency

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or USEPA) on Tuesday stated that it will aggressively scan more than hundred permits for mountaintop coal mining, over the concerns about the waste being thrown into rivers and streams, which is potential threat to the quality of water.


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