Agency Revokes Permit for Major Coal Mining Project

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Le mountaintop-removal est une technique qui consiste à faire sauter le sommet des montagnes pour exploiter les gisements qui se trouvent dessous, comme ici en Virginie Occidentale sur la montagne de Kayford. JUIN 2008 © AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN

The Environmental Protection Agency revoked the permit for one of the nation’s largest mountaintop-removal coal mining projects on Thursday, saying the mine would have done unacceptable damage to rivers, wildlife and communities in West Virginia. It was the first time the agency had rescinded a valid clean water permit for a coal mine.

New York Times

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