EPA Takes One Step Closer to Spruce Mine Veto
The Spruce No. 1 mountaintop removal mine in West Virginia came one step closer to a veto today. The EPA released recommendations
made by their Region 3 Administrator who oversees mid-Atlantic states including West Virginia. Region 3 Administrator Shawn Garvin recommended that the U.S. EPA veto the Spruce Mine Clean Water Act permit because of the negative impacts it would have on water quality.
RAN is encouraged by regional administrator Garvin's recommendation
and calls on the EPA to take the next step and veto the disastrous Spruce Mine permit.