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Balch Attorneys Win Environmental Appeal for Coal Groups

David R. Boyd, partner in the firm’s Montgomery and Birmingham, Ala., offices and member of the Litigation Section, P. Stephen Gidiere III, partner in the firm’s Birmingham, Ala., office and member of the Environmental and Natural Resources Section, office and member of the Litigation Section, and David W. Mitchell, attorney in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office and member of the firm’s Environmental and Natural Resources Section, recently secured a victory in an environmental appeal on behalf of coal groups. On Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, the Eleventh Circuit upheld the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to issue a nationwide Clean Water Act permit authorizing certain dredge and fill activities in connection with surface coal mining.