Warrior River Surface Mining

Mark Parnell and Mary Thompson were successful in having a permit to conduct surface mining on approximately 178 acres of land along the Warrior River overturned in an appeal of the Alabama Surface Mining Commission’s issuance of a Permit to Reed Minerals, Inc. Parnell and Thompson argued that the proposed site had not been properly investigated given the fact that a portion of the site was a former industrial facility. The Circuit Court agreed and remanded the Permit back to the Commission for further investigation.