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Eldorado Coal Co. v. Watt

Citation: 12 ELR 20755
No. No. 80-07, (E.D. Ky., 04/07/1982)

The court upholds the constitutionality of § 518(c) of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act, which requires payment of penalties into escrow prior to an administrative hearing. Relying on an earlier decision, the court rules that § 518(c) satisfies the procedural due process requirements of the Constitution.

Counsel for Plaintiff
Herman W. Lester
Combs & Lester
207 Caroline Ave., P.O. Drawer 551, Pikeville KY 41501
(606) 437-6218

Counsel for Defendant
Louis G. DeFalaise, U.S. Attorney
P.O. Box 1490, Lexington KY 40501
(606) 233-2661