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United States v. Devil's Hole, Inc.

Citation: 14 ELR 20861
No. No. 84-1046, 747 F.2d 895/21 ERC 1921/(3d Cir., 11/09/1984)

The court rules that defendants, who reclaim anthracite silt from old underground mine processing sites, are surface miners under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) and must pay SMCRA reclamation fees. The expert testimony offered at trial supports the trial court's finding that anthracite silt is coal....

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