Court: Mountaintop removal mines polluted streams

CHARLESTON (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that two

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  1. “This decision will force mining companies to internalize the enormous treatment costs that they are currently avoiding and imposing on the public,” said Jim Hecker….

    Finally, a ruling that will start accounting for the huge external costs that coal has side stepped since day one. The true cost of using fossil fuels must have a favorable impact on the drivers for clean non-fossil alternatives. Next, the human health costs must be accounted for and paid for by fossil fuels.

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