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BLAIR MOUNTAIN MINING
W.Va. environmental protection dept ordered to assist inspection of mining near Blair Mountain
Reported by: Associated Press
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 3:48 PM EST
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has been ordered to work with coalfield citizens to reschedule an inspection of strip mining taking place near historic Blair Mountain in Logan County.
The Charleston Gazette reports that under West Virginia law, citizens who report suspected violations of mining law can accompany officials for the inspection.
Various groups want to preserve areas around the site of the largest armed conflict in American labor history.
Activists are concerned that work by Alpha Natural Resources associated with the company's Camp Branch Mine may be damaging areas of historical or archaeological interest.
Information from: The Charleston Gazette, http://www.wvgazette.com