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Brooks v. Latimer

Citation: 2 ELR 20151
No. No. 13161, (W. Va., 03/07/1972)

The Director of the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources is ordered to promulgate regulations to implement a 1971 amendment to the state's strip mining statute. The request that the Director be ordered to rescind all surface mining permits issued since the enactment of the statute is denied for lack of jurisdiction.

Counsel for Plaintiff
Harvey Cohen
Martorella & Cohen
455 Fifth Avenue
Huntington, West Virginia 2501

Counsel for Defendant
Chauncey H. Browning Attorney General
Framk M. Ellison Deputy Atty. General
Charleston, West Virginia 25305