EPA REVOKES A PERMIT FOR DECAPITATING WV MOUNTAINS

At last, a small spark of sanity from Washington. After making a full scientific assessment of environmental impacts, the EPA has revoked the permit for the largest mountaintop removal project ever to assault the natural resources and the people of Appalachia.
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EPA REVOKES A PERMIT FOR DECAPITATING WV MOUNTAINS
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At last, a small spark of sanity from Washington. After making a full scientific assessment of environmental impacts, the EPA has revoked the permit for the largest mountaintop removal project ever to assault the natural resources and the people of Appalachia.

Unfortunately, this spark of sanity set off an explosion of babbling madness by the coal mining giants. Arch Coal, the holder of the permit, said it was “shocked and dismayed” that EPA would dare revoke it, shrieking that this was an “onslaught” by an “overreaching” agency that “will have a chilling effect on future U.S. investments.”

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Then came West Virginia’s corporate-hugging senator, Joe Manchin III. “It goes without saying,” he began, before proceeding to say what didn’t need saying. Parroting Arch Coal

“Battling the bastards is about as much fun as you can have with your clothes on.”

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