Well, we just got news yesterday that Frasure Creek, the company that had sought the permits to mine there, has withdrawn their 404 application for "economic reasons." If they want to seek a permit again they'll have to start at the beginning of the process, incur more costs, and face more opposition.
A big thanks to all of you who took the time to send in letters opposing this mine! With national pressure for investors to pull their support from MTR, legislative traction in D.C., and federal agencies beginning to show interest in actually regulating and enforcing the law, coal companies are on the defensive. Let's all keep up the good work!