Coal River Mountain Watch vs United States Department Of The Interior

Nov 30, 2015

Good news. A federal judge ruled against the Dept. of Interior's motion to dismiss our lawsuit. This is over the Office of Surface Mining's determination that "shall" doesn't really mean "shall" and that a state agency can retroactively extend a terminated permit with no legal basis, in this case the Eagle 2 permit on Coal River Mountain. This isn't a ruling on the case itself, but it's good news moving forward.