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At A Glance
This Alert Affects:
Anyone living in Kentucky who at one point contracted with Alliance Resource Partners for coal mining and then later noticed the company injecting coal slurry back into their property.
What’s Going On?
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether the company is disposing of coal slurry in violation of Kentucky law. They’re now looking to file lawsuits on behalf of property owners who had the company inject coal slurry back into their land without permission or payment.
How a Lawsuit Can Help
A lawsuit could help landowners recover the money they should have received for use of their properties.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org would like to speak to anyone who lives in Kentucky and at one point contracted with Alliance Resource Partners for coal mining.
They are looking into whether the company is trespassing onto individuals’ properties and injecting coal slurry into underground mine voids in violation of Kentucky law.
What’s the Problem?
Alliance is reportedly claiming that it can dispose of coal slurry on former lessors’ properties because it’s all part of coal mining operations.
Attorneys believe, however, that coal mining companies need specific permission to inject coal slurry back into landowners’ properties and that this disposal is not covered by their original mining agreements. The companies need to lease the voids created by the mining process if they want to inject coal slurry back into these voids as part of the disposal process.
When a company illegally disposes of coal slurry, the landowner is missing out on the money he or she should have received for the use of the land.
How Could a Lawsuit Help?
A lawsuit could help landowners recover the money they should have been paid for use of their properties. It could also force Alliance to change the way it handles the disposal of coal slurry.