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Watch the DEP Surface Mine Board Hearing Live

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The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection's Surface Mine Board is holding a hearing Monday focused on the appeals of Keystone Industries' KD Mine No. 2. The mine sits just 1,500 feet from thed edge of the Kanawha State Forest.   

Environmentalists, including the newly formed Kanawha State Forest Coalition, are protesting the mountain top removal mine site saying it threatens the plant and animal life in the forest. On Friday, the group gave Gov. Tomblin's office a petition with over 2,000 signatures asking him to revoke the mine's permit.

The appeal's hearing is being streamed live on YouTube beginning at 8:30 a.m. You can watch it here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SRgvbYKp58


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