Coal Giant Jim Justice Ordered To Cease Mining Operations In Tennessee

7/25/14 – Coal Giant Jim Justice Ordered to Cease Mining Operations in Tennessee –Billionaire’s subsidiaries face steep fines Knoxville, Tennessee – The federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) has issued 39 cessation orders against three Jim Justice owned companies in Tennessee. The subsidiaries in question – National Coal,…

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Federal Appeals Court Upholds EPA Efforts to Protect Appalachian Waters and Communities

7/11/14 Federal Appeals Court Upholds EPA Efforts to Protect Appalachian Waters and Communities – Court rejects coal industry’s challenge to Obama Administration’s effort to reign in mountaintop removal mining Washington, D.C. — Today, a federal appeals court sided with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and a large coalition of…

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Environmental Organizations To Sue Companies Owned By Coal Giant Jim Justice For Clean Water Violations

06/19/14 – Environmental Organizations to Sue Companies Owned By Coal Giant Jim Justice for Clean Water Violations – Jim Justice subsidiaries caught violating permit limits and failing to report discharges Knoxville, Tennessee – Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowerment (SOCM) and Sierra Club have sent a series of “notice of intent to sue” letters…

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