|Mine site lies amid swath of similar mines in West Virginia and Kentucky (Yahoo map)|
Mingo Logan said in a petition to the Supreme Court that EPA's move would curtail mine activities by 88 percent, Kendall writes. "The company said it spent several years and millions of dollars working with state and federal officials to obtain the permit." They said the move by EPA "was unprecedented and would create uncertainty in industries that have invested billions of dollars in reliance on permits issued by the Corps of Engineers," and said Congress "never meant to give EPA 'a retroactive trump card' over the corps." (Read more)
Meanwhile, Willie Nelson has come out against mountaintop removal with a video of mining and its pitfalls as he sings "America the Beautiful."