Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

Local/Regional News
6:45 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Patriot Coal To Stop Mountaintop Removal Mining

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  --  Bankrupt Patriot Coal Corp. agreed Thursday to become the first U.S. coal operator to phase out and eventually stop all large-scale mountaintop removal mining in central Appalachia under an agreement reached with three environmental groups that sued over pollution from several West Virginia operations.

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