Unfortunately yes. In fact, just recently the US Corps of Engineers issued an EPA Clean Water Act to Coal-Mac Inc. for a mine in Logan County, West Virginia. Strict testing of water quality around the site will be enforced, and only one valley fill being approved of at the time, with any additional valley fills needing to be assessed individually. If there is any adverse effect on water quality no further mining will be approved. If this is strictly enforced, this could seriously hamper the ecological damage inherent in mountain top mining, but the EPA needs to stick to its guns for it to work.
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