Major Coal Company To Stop Mountaintop-Removal Mining

By Ken Ward Jr.   The Charleson Gazette 11/16/2012

 Major coal company agrees to stop mountaintop-removal mining

 Patriot Coal has agreed to phase out mountaintop removal and other forms of strip mining, in a move Patriot officials say is in the best interests of their company, its employees and the communities where it operates.

In a deal with citizen groups and environmentalists, Patriot said it would never seek new permits for large-scale surface mining operations, according to details of the settlement that were made public in federal court Thursday afternoon.

Mountaintop-removal mining (MTR) is a devastating method of coal extraction, literally blowing apart hilltops to make it easier to access smaller, hard-to-reach seams. The detritus from the explosions isn’t all captured, and is one of the reasons a recent report suggested that MTR polluted one-fifth of streams in a section of southern West Virginia. For the full story click here.

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