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Legal Action Taken to Protect West Virginia From Lax Oversight of Mountaintop-Removal Coal Mining


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Legal Action Taken to Protect West Virginia From Lax Oversight of Mountaintop-Removal Coal Mining

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - Seven local, regional and national groups today filed a formal notice of intent to sue the U.S. Office of Surface Mining for failing to intervene on West Virginia’s lax oversight of mountaintop-removal and other destructive surface coal mining — a state program that has, for decades, allowed the coal industry to ravage the environment, putting people at risk and destroying local communities.

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