The West Virginia Surface Mine Board has ruled in favor of International Coal Group in the case over the new longwall mine proposed for Taylor County.
I didn’t attend the hearings on this one, and I haven’t seen a full ruling from the board, so at this point I’m just going to post this “Notice of Decision” issued by the board.
Also, there’s a news release from ICG posted here that includes this quote from company CEO Ben Hatfield:
We are pleased the Surface Mine Board agrees that our Tygart No. 1 mine plan is environmentally responsible and meets all state regulatory requirements. Our current business plan anticipates that we will resume construction on the Tygart project in mid-2011, with early development production projected for late 2012.