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Kentucky joins legal fight against the Stream Protection Rule, claiming state’s responsibility

Kentucky joined 12 other states in petitioning the United States District Court, in the District of Columbia, to enjoin the U.S. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) from enforcing the Stream Protection Rule it finalized late last year. The complaint, filed today, alleges that the Stream Protection Rule fundamentally rewrites the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (Act)...

Students plant tree seedlings on a surface coal mine to promote reforestation for Arbor Day

Premier Elkhorn, LLC hosted the 2016 Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative (ARRI) Arbor Day event at their Burke #49 surface mining operations located in Pike County near the community of Virgie this week. “This event is a reflection of the company’s continuing commitment to environmental stewardship and a wonderful opportunity to encourage these students to protect and cherish Kentucky’s...