Mineweb – POLITICAL ECONOMY – US environmental agency says mountain-top mining permit decisions will be coming shortly

Mineweb – POLITICAL ECONOMY – US environmental agency says mountain-top mining permit decisions will be coming shortly.

The U.S. Clean Water Act 404 mountain-top mining permits, which have been in limbo since June, are about to have their fates decided by EPA within the next few weeks.

Author: Dorothy Kosich
Posted:  Friday , 04 Sep 2009

RENO, NV –
EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson Thursday said her agency is now reviewing 84 mountaintop mining permits approved by the Army of Corps of Engineers to determine if they hold up under the Federal Clean Water Act or will have to be ultimately vetoed.

In an interview with National Public Radio, Jackson said the decisions will have to be made within the next few weeks.

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