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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