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 Post subject: EPA puts mountain top mining projects on hold
PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:40 pm 
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"March 24, 2009 · In a move that took the coal industry by surprise, the Environmental Protection Agency put hundreds of mountaintop coal-mining permits on hold Tuesday to evaluate the projects' impact on streams and wetlands.

The decision by EPA administrator Lisa Jackson targets a controversial practice that allows coal mining companies to dump waste from mountaintop mining into streams and wetlands......."

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/stor ... =102311669


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:53 pm 
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In all likelyhood this is just the first salvo to be fired.

Any type of mining causes heavy distrubances to the land. Strip mining is the worst player. Even with current reclaimation practices it still leaves the land changed for generations.

Mountain top removal is little more than common strip mining set in a mountainous region as opposed to more rolling terrain. The big kicker it that the trees are gone afterwards.

The tree huggers have protested this form of mining since the inception. Its that now they have friends in high places. And heavy industry is the whippinig boy of the day.

The media, the environmentalist and the current administration all have common goals which are just wild dreams.

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While living in a Continent wide National Park.

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