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May 1, 2013 | In the News: The Charleston Gazette

Appeals court backs EPA’s veto of Spruce Mine

A federal court overturned a lower court decision that had denied the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to reject a permit for the Spruce Mine in West Virginia. The decision upholds the agency’s veto power on permits for projects that pose a severe environmental threat and prevents that mine from aggravating Appalachian mountaintop removal. "Today's decision is a total vindication of the Clean Water Act and EPA's vital authority to protect all American communities from all kinds of environmental harm," said Earthjustice attorney Emma Cheuse.

April 3, 2013 | Blog Post

Going to Extremes is Bad Energy Policy

Just as clean, renewable energy is lifting off and the impacts of climate disruption become ever more visible, fossil energy production is becoming dramatically more extreme. But extreme fossil energy production is exactly what we don’t need.

March 13, 2013 | Legal Document

Spruce Appeal Amicus Brief

Amici curiae brief filed by Earthjustice, Appalachian Mountain Advocates, West Virginia Highlands Conservancy, Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Coal River Mountain Watch, Sierra Club, and Natural Resources Defense Council in support of the Environmental Protection Agency's veto of the Spruce No. 1 mountaintop removal coal mine in West Virginia.