West Virginia is celebrating! The largest single mountaintop removal mining permit in the US, Spruce No.1 Mine, was vetoed by the US Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday, January 13th.
Conservation Alliance grantee, Appalachian Voices, has been instrumental in protecting the 2,300 acres and six miles of headwater streams surrounding the proposed Spruce No.1 Mine.
EPA officials said their agency is "acting under the law and using the best science available to protect water quality, wildlife and Appalachian communities who rely on clean waters for drinking, fishing and swimming."
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