Mar 2, 2014
Middlesboro Daily News
Mining permitters say protecting hum...
No matter how many peer-reviewed studies link living near surface mining to higher rates of disease, death and birth defects, it's of no consequence to the agencies issuing the permits.
Proposed Eastern Kentucky mine poses health dangers, plaintiffs tell federal appeals court
Federal regulators violated the law by not considering potential health dangers from a large surface mine near the Knott-Perry County line, an attorney for two environmental groups argued Tuesday.