The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a coal company fighting to reinstate a water pollution permit for a massive
strip mine. West Virginia
The justices say they will not disturb a federal appeals court ruling that the Environmental Protection Agency acted within its authority in 2011 when it retroactively vetoed a permit issued four years earlier by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
St. Louis-based Arch Coal Inc. and its Mingo Logan Coal Co. subsidiary challenged the appellate ruling concerning the mountaintop removal coal mine in
West Virginia's . Logan County
The case now goes back to a federal district court in
The case is Mingo Logan Coal Co. v. EPA, 13-599.