National Coal http://wuot.org en Judge Approves Agreement That Shuts Down Controversial Coal Mine http://wuot.org/post/judge-approves-agreement-shuts-down-controversial-coal-mine <p></p><p>Over the past decade, National Coal LLC's Zeb Mountain coal mine on the Scott/Campbell&nbsp;county border&nbsp;has become a rallying point for environmental groups and East Tennessee residents opposed to the practice known as "mountain-top removal".&nbsp;&nbsp; Mountain top removal is a process by which the summit or summit ridge of a mountain is&nbsp;removed to expose the coal seams that lie beneath.&nbsp;&nbsp;After the coal is mined, the summit is replaced to mimic the original contour of the mountain.</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 20:11:34 +0000 Matt Shafer Powell 8188 at http://wuot.org Judge Approves Agreement That Shuts Down Controversial Coal Mine