Mid-Atlantic (DC DE MD PA VA WV)

"Former Mine Boss Pleads To Lying About Methane Levels"

"A former foreman at one of West Virginia's largest underground coal mines admitted Wednesday that he lied about conducting a key safety test, as a federal criminal probe continued into allegations that Patriot Coal officials covered up evidence of explosive methane levels at their Federal No. 2 Mine in Monongalia County."

Source: Charleston Gazette, 03/11/2010

"EPA Crackdown on Mountaintop Coal Mining Criticized as Contradictory"

Both backers and critics of coal are often seeing EPA's crackdown on mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia as inconsistent and tentative. "To each side, it looks like the EPA hasn't made up its mind. Which would make now the time to yell as loudly as possible."

Source: Wash Post, 01/28/2010


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