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Justice Highwall Mining, others allege Seneca Coal Resources gated road

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 8, 2018

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PINEVILLE – Several mining companies are seeking an injunction over access to a road in the state.

Justice Highwall Mining Inc., Pay Car Mining Inc., et al. filed a complaint Dec. 7 in Wyoming Circuit Court against Seneca Coal Resources LLC and Seneca North American Coal LLC seeking preliminary injunction.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs operate various coal mining interests in the Keystone/Burke Mountain areas in McDowell and Wyoming counties. They allege they transport coal on Little White Oak Road and other routes to a processing plant near Crab Orchard. 

The plaintiffs claim that the defendants gated Little White Oak Road on Nov. 29 and have refused to allow the plaintiffs to access the road. They allege that they will incur irreparable and substantial losses if they road continues to remain blocked.

The plaintiffs seek an order enjoining defendants from blocking Little White Oak Road. They are represented by James G. Anderson III of Anderson & Stansbury LC in Beckley. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Warren R. McGraw.

Wyoming Circuit Court case number 17-C-153

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