Moving Mountains, Part 2: Fourth Circuit greenlights mountaintop removal mining project

Earlier this month, I reported on a blow that the D.C. Circuit dealt mountaintop removal mining in Mingo Logan Coal Co. v. EPA, No. 12-5150 (D.C. Cir.).  Last week, the Fourth Circuit helped the industry get back up on its … Continue reading

Moving mountains: D.C. Circuit deals a blow to mountaintop removal mining

A little over a year ago, after the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia concluded that EPA had exceeded its statutory authority when it invoked section 404(c) of the Clean Water Act to withdraw the specifications of certain … Continue reading