Ison Rock in Virginia Saved from Mountaintop-Removal Coal Mining, For Now
Sierra Club Compass
MAY 7, 2013
Mountain lovers everywhere high-fived today when the news came down that the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy has denied a surface mine permit for the Ison Rock Ridge mine in southwest Virginia. While A&G Coal Company, the ones applying for the permit, said they will appeal, this is a great grassroots victory for now. Good work is happening against mountaintop removal coal mining!