News | March 18, 2014

Fed Court Declares Bush-Era Rule that Removed Protections against Mountaintop Removal Mining Invalid

Late yesterday a federal court ruled in favor of the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) and tossed a regulation issued in the final days of the George W. Bush administration that removed essential protections for Appalachian waterways against mountaintop removal and surface coal mining. The rule, challenged by the Southern Environmental Law Center on behalf of NPCA, was declared invalid because it violated the Endangered Species Act. Learn more: