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DCNR and Consol reach an agreement on stream remediation within Ryerson Station State Park


Kent Run in Ryerson Station State Park (Photo Credit: Sarah Winner)

Kent Run in Ryerson Station State Park (Photo Credit: Sarah Winner)

On April 25, 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (“DCNR”) and Consol Pennsylvania Coal Company, LLC (“Consol”) entered into an agreement concerning access for post-mining stream mitigation in Ryerson Station State Park. A copy of the agreement between DCNR and Consol is available here.

The DEP has not authorized longwall mining beneath Polen Run and Kent Run in the 4L and 5L panels and has not authorized post-mining stream mitigation in those portions of Polen Run and Kent Run, which are located within Ryerson Station State Park. Consol has submitted a permit revision application to DEP and we anticipate that the application will be noticed for public comment in the coming weeks.

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  • Working with plaintiffs in Dallas, Texas who were disproportionately and adversely affected by the harmful effects of industrial nuisances inspired Sarah to commit to a career in environmental law. Since then, she has been fortunate to work on a variety of complex environmental issues. Sarah earned her law degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. As a Certified Legal Intern at the University of Pittsburgh Environmental Law Clinic, Sarah worked on a variety of environmental matters involving coal extraction and natural gas development. After law school, Sarah was the Interim Legal Director at CCJ before joining Fair Shake Environmental Legal Services as a Resident Attorney. In March 2016, Sarah returned to CCJ as Staff Attorney. When she's not working, Sarah enjoys hiking, running, and skiing.

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