CHARLESTON, WV (AP) — West Virginia officials are considering a permit application for a new surface mine in Raleigh County.
Republic Energy LLC has proposed a metallurgical surface mine three miles south of Clear Creek where it would mine 11.2 million tons of coal over eight years. The company is a subsidiary of Tennessee-based Alpha Metallurgical Resources.
The state Department of Environmental Protection Division of Mining and Reclamation discussed details and heard comments during a virtual permit hearing last week, including concerns about environmental impacts.
Officials have 30 days to make a decision.
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