This case reviewed and conclusively determined the proper venue in which to file appeals from decisions by the Alabama Surface Mining Commission (the “Commission”). The Commission issued a surface-coal-mining permit to Black Warrior Minerals, Inc. (“Black Warrior”), allowing Black Warrior to mine land in northern Jefferson County, Alabama. In response, three. individuals who owned property nearby appealed the permit’s issuance with the Commission’s Department of Hearings and Appeals, and a hearing officer affirmed the issuance. The property owners then petitioned the Commission for review of the officer’s decision, but their petition was never taken up and thus was denied by operation of law.
Edward “Ted” Holt, George Hayek & Brandt Hill,
Tex. A&M J. Prop. L.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.37419/jpl.V6.I3.23