January 12th, 2010
Green Right Now Reports
A coalition of groups that includes the Sierra Club, Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Coal River Mountain Watch and the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy, has accused coal mining giant Massey Energy of more than 12,000 violations of the Clean Water Act and mining laws related to its mining operations in West Virginia.
The groups have served the company legal notice that they intend to file a citizens lawsuit against Massey if the company does not clean up the violations in 60 days.
Massey continues to illegally dump pollution into Appalachian waterways, despite a $20 million federal fine imposed for separate, previous environmental violations, the groups reported in a news release on Monday.