MOUNT STORM – Water for the municipalities of Bayard and Elk Garden and the rural towns of Gormania and Mount Storm could be significantly impacted if the Department of Environmental Protection grants a permit to Wolf Run Mining for a site near Bismark Road in Grant County, according the mayor of Bayard.

Mayor Steve Durst appeared at a public hearing held by the DEP at Mount Storm on the permit application by the coal company July 10, where he cited his concerns and those of the Mountain Top Public Service District, which serves some 900 customers in Grant and Mineral counties.

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