Thursday, September 10, 2009

EPA to Announce Decision on 84 Mountaintop Removal Permits

Tomorrow, Sept. 11, 2009, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson is expected to announce her agency's decision on 84 Mountaintop Removal/Valley Fill permits in Appalachia. This permit review is a major step in the new "coordinated review process" that the Obama administration has undertaken in recent months. Conservationists and members of the public have documented the severe environmental impacts of this practice of surface mining.
You can view these permits in Google Maps, thanks to a dedicated team of mappers at Appalachian Voices and the Alliance for Appalachia here: