Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection

Environment
5:30 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

Judge's Ruling Against the EPA May Not Provide Certainty for Coal Industry

The coal industry and officials from numerous states, including Kentucky, claimed victory yesterday after a federal judge ruled the Environmental Protection Agency’s new guidance on water pollution near surface mines overstepped the agency’s authority. But the judge’s decision still doesn’t add certainty to the industry’s permitting process.

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