Great news! This action campaign to stop the Spruce No. 1 Mine project in West Virginia, one of the largest mountaintop removal mines ever proposed in Appalachia, has ended in success. On January 13, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took an historic step by vetoing the water pollution permit issued by the Army Corps of Engineers for the Spruce No. 1 Mine project. With this action to enforce the law, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson stopped a mountaintop mine that would have destroyed more than seven miles of vital streams and more than 2,000 mountain acres in an important part of Appalachia.
Thank you to the tens of thousands of Earthjustice members who spoke out against Spruce No. 1 Mine, and expressed their support to the EPA for the veto. More information on this important development, can be found in Earthjustice's Press Room.
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