EPA Deems 42 of 48 Mountaintop Removal Permits “Environmentally Responsible”

By scott parkin

Ever hear about “hope” and “change?” Remember we had this guy that ran on that rhetoric last year and got elected to the presidency based on it.

I guess Appalachia is a “hope” and “change” free zone.


Charleston Gazette reporter Ken Ward is reporting on his Coal Tattoo blog that the EPA has “signed off on almost all (87.5 percent, to be exact) of the mountaintop removal permits that has so far been reviewed under the initiative announced in March.”

Check out Jeff Biggers’ blog on the subject.