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Citizens seek order to block Loadout mining permit

Lawyers for the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition and other groups have just filed this legal brief, asking for a temporary restraining order to block a Clean Water Act permit issued by the federal Army Corps of Engineers to Loadout LLC for the company’s Nellis Surface Mine in Boone County, W.Va.

U.S. District Judge Robert C. Chambers in Huntington was already scheduled to hear arguments tomorrow morning on a permit for Alpha Natural Resources subsidiary Highland Mining’s Reylas Surface Mine, and environmental group lawyers have asked the judge to also consider their motion for a TRO against Loadout in a hearing tomorrow.

Stay tuned …