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Additional Scrutiny expected for US Coal Mining

March 2009
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Mountaintop removal or “MTR”, has been become an increasingly common form of surface mining in the Eastern United States and involves the removal of up to 1,000 feet of verburden covering coal seams. Sparked by tighter emission controls under the US Clean Air Act, demand for cleaner burning low-sulfur coal has been on the rise and, with it, the practice of MTR.

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