A federal judge says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency exceeded its authority in revoking permits for what could now become [was and now can be again] West Virginia's largest mountaintop removal mine.
In a ruling Friday, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson in Washington, D.C., ruled in favor of St. Louis-based Arch Coal.
She declared that a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ...  permit for the Spruce No. 1 mine in Logan County was valid.
The EPA vetoed [revoked] the corps' permit for the mine in January 2011...
Arch spokeswoman Kim Link says the company is pleased with the decision.
BtB hopes that this 2010 New York Times headline turns out to be absolutely correct: "Project's Fate May Predict the Future of Mining." Heh.
P.S. The t-shirt is on sale at cafe press. I want the green one:)