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States’ primary authority to regulate coal mining pursuant to SMCRA under assault

USA - October 14 2013 As suggested in a "Guidance Memorandum" issued by the Obama Administration in November 2009, and solidified through a Memorandum issued by the U.S…

Christopher "Kip" B. Power.

State primacy in coal mining regulations challenged: environmental group seeks Federal Court jurisdiction

USA - October 14 2013 State sovereignty over the regulation of coal mining is again under attack by anti-industry groups. In Montana Environmental Information Centeret al…

Christopher "Kip" B. Power.

Upcoming ruling will impact West Virginia water permitting process

USA - July 29 2013 Nearly three years ago, the Sierra Club commenced an administrative appeal of a WV/NPDES water discharge permit issued by the West Virginia…

Christopher "Kip" B. Power.

West Virginia Chamber Environmental Committee meets with EPA region III – “sustainability” is the buzzword of the day.

USA - June 28 2013 On June 25, 2013, along with other members of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce's Environmental Committee, we met in Philadelphia with EPA Region…

Christopher "Kip" B. Power.

Appeals Court reinstates EPA “veto” over Corps’ mining-related permit

USA - April 29 2013 In a surprising reversal, on April 23, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit overturned a lower court order issued on…

Denise N. Pettijohn, Christopher "Kip" B. Power.