State Shuts Down Lehigh Coal

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Post 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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Post 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


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