View Full Version : Dear leader shows West Virginia bubbas their place

06-11-2011, 01:30 PM
How dare THESE BUBBAS (http://articles.cnn.com/2011-01-14/us/west.virginia.epa.coal_1_mountaintop-removal-traditional-shaft-mining-arch-coal?_s=PM:US) to have voted overwhelmingly against dear leader!

They must learn their place ... let them eat coal!

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style='font-size: 11pt'>The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday revoked a permit for one of the nation's largest mountaintop removal mining projects, saying it would destroy water, wildlife and Appalachian communities in West Virginia.</span>

The controversial decision was condemned by the permit holder, Arch Coal Inc., and mining representatives, who said it would hurt industry investment and the economic recovery. ...

The EPA invoked the Clean Water Act in killing a permit issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the Spruce No. 1 Mine project, proposed for a more than 2,200-acre area in Logan County, West Virginia.

The agency has used that authority only 12 times since 1972.

<span style='font-size: 11pt'>Coal industry representatives suggested politics was behind the ruling. Regulators under Republican President George W. Bush, viewed as friendly to the coal industry, approved the permit, but agencies under Democratic President Barack Obama's administration moved to veto it, prompting lawsuits.</span>

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>One industry leader called the ruling "unprecedented."</span> ...

St. Louis-based Arch Coal described the ruling as "chilling" to the industry and contended that <span style='font-size: 11pt'>the project would have infused the local economy with $250 million and 250 "well-paying" jobs.</span>

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>"We believe this decision will have a chilling effect on future U.S. investment because every business possessing or requiring a permit under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act will fear similar overreaching by the EPA," Arch Coal spokeswoman Kim Link said in a statement. "It's a risk many businesses cannot afford to take.

"We remain shocked and dismayed at EPA's continued onslaught with respect to this validly issued permit."</span>

Arch will "vigorously" defend the permit, now in court, and assert its right to have a predictable regulatory environment, Link said.</div></div>