Still Time to Oppose the Bee Tree Permit Renewal!

Friday, July 29th, 2011
posted by rampsmedia
Submit Comments to Stop the Bee Tree Permit Renewal and protect Coal River Mountain 

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection just announced a public hearing on the renewal of the Bee Tree permit, where Becks and Catherine-Ann have been sitting in trees since last Wednesday.  Please show your support for the tree sitters by sending a comment to the DEP by August 9th, urging them not to renew this permit.

The Bee Tree permit encompasses 1000 acres in the upper Coal River Watershed. State and regulatory agencies have failed to address the concerns of citizens regarding this permit or properly assess the cumulative impacts the Bee Tree permit will have on the Coal River Watershed.

If you are local, come to the public hearing on August 9th at 7pm at the Raleigh-Boone Technical Center in Pettus, WV (just south of Whitesville on Rt. 3).

Another proposed mountaintop removal permit on Coal River Mountain is making its way through the regulatory process. The Collins Fork Remediation Project, an 830-acre mountaintop removal site on the eastern side of Coal River Mountain, is expected to come to public hearing later this summer.  Stay tuned for more information!

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