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Wed January 30, 2013
Environmental Watchdog

Environmental Groups Ask for Summary Judgment in Suit Over Coal Mining's Health Effects

Environmental groups have filed a new document in a case against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over a surface mine in eastern Kentucky. Kentuckians for the Commonwealth and the Sierra Club are fighting a permit the Army Corps granted to a coal company. They say the Corps is required to take potential health effects from a project into account before granting a permit…and in this case, the agency ignored studies that have been done over the past few years showing associations between health problems and mountaintop removal mining.

Credit Gabe Bullard/WFPL