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A mining permit dispute is expected to leave 150 in Southwestern West Virginia without work

Over 150 workers in Southwestern West Virginia are expected to be without work before the end of the year, due to a mine permit dispute with the EPA. Consol Energy planned to mine a five mile stretch of land and then turn it over to the state of West Virginia for paving on the King Coal Highway, but the EPA has raised questions about the projects impact on local streams, thus creating the dispute. Officials have not commented on what this could mean for the future of the highway.

Filed under: West Virginia | Mining


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