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Arch Coal Inc. Message Board

  • onceshafted onceshafted Mar 6, 1999 7:16 AM Flag

    Permit Delay

    I understand Arch did not get their permit for the expansion of their giant mountaintop job in West Virginia. Major blow I am told. Now what?

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    • According to a recent trade journal, Arch, in
      fact, did finally receive permit approval. The state,
      reportedly, will more closely monitor the effects of mountain
      top removal / valley fill mining to determine future
      permit rulings.

      • 1 Reply to i_knowho_u_r
      • Your statement is correct -- Arch did receive a
        permit for the mine, but sometime last week a Federal
        judged issued an injunction which blocks the mine permit
        because of claims by an environmental group that
        mountaintop removal mining causes irreversible damage to the

        On March 8, Arch announced it will
        immediately lay off 30 workers at the mining complex and mine
        closure will commence. Of course, Arch will continue the
        legal battle to open the mine.

        Just trying to
        correct the facts. Good luck to all miners impacted and
        the 5 to 8 jobs in supporting industries created by
        each coal miner.

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