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Mine board rules for ICG in Taylor County case

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.