Moving Mountains Tragedy 2014: Stunning Court Denial of Appalachian Health Crisis | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

In a breathtaking but largely overlooked ruling this week, a federal judge agreed that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may disregard studies on the health impacts of mountaintop removal mining in its permitting process, only two weeks after Goldman Prize Award-winning activist Maria Gunnoe wrote an impassioned plea to President Obama to renew withdrawn funding for US Geological Survey research on strip mining operations and redouble federal action to address the decades-old humanitarian disaster.

Moving Mountains Tragedy 2014: Stunning Court Denial of Appalachian Health Crisis | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community.

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