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WVRC Petition Prompts Investigation of Enforcement of Mining Laws

posted Jan 2, 2014, 1:54 PM by angie wv   [ updated Jan 3, 2014, 7:18 AM ]

WVRC joined with other groups and citizens in filing a petition to help make sure state regulators are properly enforcing mining laws to protect our rivers and streams.

We learned this week concerns about regulatory failings cited in our petition will be investigated in the coming months by the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement.

The areas the federal agency will examine involve storm water runoff analysis, citations for Clean Water Act violations, regulation of water pollution from selenium, flooding caused by runoff, and soil handling.

To read more, click here.  

To add your voice to this effort, sign the petition here.