The West Virginia legislature has communicated its will to EPA by urging the federal agency not to veto or rescind the Spruce Mine Permit.  SCR 61 was passed without a descending vote.

(By Senators Tomblin (Mr. President), Stollings, Browning, Oliverio, Williams, McCabe and Plymale)
 Urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to not veto the permit issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the Spruce Mine in Logan County, West Virginia.

The Times-West Virginian newspaper will be publishing a special mining outlook section this week. The section is scheduled to feature stories about the economic impact of coal, a look at the impact of the EPA’s continuing delays in issuing mining permits, as well as looks at post-mine land use and a column submission by WVCA President Bill Raney. Look for the issue this week.
The Charleston Newspapers printed its annual mining and energy outlook section this past weekend. It featured stories on mine land restoration, post-mine land use (including a list of sites), the results of the recent WVU/MUeconomic impact of coal study and a column about the current state of coal by WVCA President Bill Raney. If you missed it, you can order reprints or additional copies by going to the Charleston Newspapers’ website at http://reprints.cnpapers.com.
The Friends of Coal are working with administrators at the South Charleston museum to produce a standing exhibit on coal mining past and present. Planning is underway and the museum welcomes submission of artifacts to help make the exhibit a success and truly represent the important role the coal industry has played in the history of our state and region.

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