In 2014, the KD#2 permit was granted by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WV DEP) to Keystone Industries for mountain top removal coal production activities. The permit relates to a tract of land situated between the eastern boundary of the Kanawha State Forest and the Kanawha River near Marmet, WV. The 5,000 acres were purchased in 2000 from then Senator Brooks McCabe by Tom Scholl, the owner of Keystone Industries. The mine is located within 588 feet of the Kanawha State Forest boundary and 1,500 feet of residential communities in Kanawha County including Loudendale, South Hills, Louden Heights, and Mt. Alpha, and the mine is being operated by Revelation Energy. The mine poses health and environmental risks to the communities surrounding the mountain top removal site including soil, sediment, and water contamination, flooding from increased surface water runoff from the mine site, noise and disturbance from blasting, birth defects, higher rates of pulmonary disease, cancer, and heart disease, and reduced life expectancy.