State Shuts Down Lehigh Coal

State shuts down Lehigh Coal

PostBy: clee On: Tue May 25, 2010 12:08 pm

State shuts down Lehigh Coal
DEP says Coaldale mining company has flouted rules for years. 40 jobs at stake

State regulators shut down one of the region's most historic coal-mining operations Monday over a series of environmental infractions, throwing the livelihoods of about 40 people into question.

Tom Rathbun, a spokesman for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, said officials have tried working with Lehigh Coal & Navigation for years to avoid forcing people out of work, but the company has continued to flout mining rules. ... om-rathbun
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Re: State shuts down Lehigh Coal

PostBy: BigBarney On: Tue May 25, 2010 2:34 pm

A shutdown ordered for "Erie Coke" for environmental pollution

stayed for hearing on 1 June 2010.See story attached. ... 0305249921