“In a letter submitted to the bankruptcy court on Wednesday, Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center and eight other groups said the majority of the companies’ surface mine permits in West Virginia, Kentucky and Virginia have not been transferred to new operators as the company promised. 

The mines also continue to amass environmental violations, despite assurances by Blackjewel that mine reclamation and other environmental obligations would be taken care of by the new owners of the mines.”

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