Why is the EPA granting mountain top mining? Didn’t they just put a ban on it?



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    In a release the EPA said they have decided to allow Hobet Mining the permit after finding, “additional significant protections against environmental impacts.’ Patriot Chief Executive Richard Whiting said he was “hopeful” the company could begin work in the area “in the very near future.” The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers still must issue the permit.” January 5 2010

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