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Coal permit too lax on mercury, judge rules

Richmond Circuit Judge Margaret Spencer gave environmentalists a victory by invalidating a permit for a major coal-fired power plant in Southwest Virginia. In yesterday’s ruling, Judge Spencer said that the state Air Pollution Control Board erred in issuing the permit ...

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Prof. Cannon selected for EPA post

President Obama has named University of Virginia law professor Jon Cannon to the No. 2 post at the Environmental Protection Agency. His position as deputy administrator of the EPA is subject to Senate approval, according to The Daily Progress. If ...

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Mine companies win mountaintop appeal

A divided panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided Friday to allow mountaintop removal mining without more extensive environmental reviews.  The 2-1 decision was written by Judge Roger L. Gregory, joined by Judge Dennis W. Shedd.  Judge ...

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