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Press Release February 11, 2014

Community Members Fight To Save Schoolchildren and Families from Mountaintop Removal

Argue their case to stop a destructive mine in federal appeals court today

Article January 24, 2014

Victory in Leeco Mines Case

Appeals court rejects company’s request for premature mining

document January 21, 2014

Reply Brief of Plaintiffs-Appellants

Press Release September 19, 2013

Judge Halts Destruction at Kentucky Coal Mine

Public health trumps corporate profits

Mountaintop removal coal mining, often described as "strip mining on steroids," is an extremely destructive form of mining that is devastating Appalachia.
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
case September 3, 2013

Stopping Destruction at Kentucky's Stacy Branch Coal Mine

When the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a permit to Leeco Inc. for a new mountaintop removal coal mining operation in eastern Kentucky, it did so without having considered the mountains of evidence that such mining may cause cancer, birth defects and other serious health problems. Earthjustice filed suit on behalf of local citizen…

Press Release September 3, 2013

Citizen Groups Win Temporary Halt to Destruction at Kentucky Coal Mine

Simultaneous appeal calls for officials to acknowledge and address health risks during permitting of mountaintop removal mining projects

Press Release August 26, 2013

Feds Wash Their Hands of Cancer Risk From Mountaintop Removal Mining

Agency digs heels in on refusal to look at human health effects of mountaintop removal mining