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Lawsuit alleges federal agencies failing to protect ‘imperiled’ crayfish, darter from coal mining impacts

BY: - November 10, 2023

Two environmental advocacy groups are suing federal agencies for allegedly failing to implement conservation protections for hundreds of coal mines, including those in Eastern Kentucky, whose discharges into waterways could harm endangered and threatened aquatic life.   Appalachian Voices and the Center for Biological Diversity, in a lawsuit filed in federal district court Wednesday, alleged hundreds […]