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Testimony ends in W.Va. surface coal mine hearing

August 21, 2014
Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Surface Mine Board is deciding whether to revoke a permit for a surface mining operation located near Kanawha State Forest.

Testimony ended Wednesday in a hearing over the Keystone Industries KD No. 2 mine permit issued by the state Department of Environmental Protection.

The Charleston Gazette reports ( ) that the board is expected to take a month or more to rule on the case.

Keystone Industries was issued a state permit to mine on more than 400 acres. As a condition of the permit, Keystone agreed not to use state forest roads for access, coal hauling or other mine-related activity.

Several environmental groups have opposed the mining operation.

The board hearing began on Aug. 11 and resumed Wednesday. It will rule after final briefs are filed and reviewed.


Information from: The Charleston Gazette,



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