Corps Cuts Back Coal: Three Cheers!

Posted by Trish Riley, June 17, 2010

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today announced that it was eliminating the streamlined permitting process for surface coal-mining operations in Appalachia.

Corps officials had previously proposed this move as part of the Obama administration’s “unprecedented steps ” to reduce the environmental impacts of mountaintop removal mining.

via Corps suspends streamlined mining permits « Coal Tattoo.