The Latest On: Stop Mountaintop Removal Mining
Court Decision: Federal Appeals Court Upholds EPA Efforts To Protect Appalachian Waters and Communities
“The Spruce No. 1 mine is one of the largest and most destructive mountaintop removal mines ever proposed in Appalachia, EPA’s decision to veto the dumping of waste from this mine was a decision to prevent the most extreme impacts of the most radical type of strip mining – the worst of the worst,” said Earthjustice President Trip Van Noppen. “The Clean Water Act, enacted with wide bipartisan and public support, gave the EPA broad authority to step in and stop this type of wholesale destruction and pollution of U.S. waters.