Patriot Coal to phase out some coal mine practices

Nov 26, 2012 | 11:30 AM | Stacy Irish

Tags  Patriot Coal, coal, coal mining, Stacy Irish

NEW YORK — Bankrupt metallurgical coal producer Patriot Coal Corp. has reached a proposed settlement to phase out and eventually stop all large-scale mountaintop mining in the central Appalachia region in West Virginia, the St. Louis-based miner said.

The agreement is part of a deal reached with three environmental groups—the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy and the Sierra Club—that sued the company under the Clean Water Act relating to surface mining activities from its West Virginia coal mine operations.....

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