A Dispute Resolution Process for the Proposed Surface Coal Mining Operation in Athens County The following report provides a description and discussion of a dispute resolution process designed to facilitate negotiations for the proposed surface coal mining operation on 300 acres in northeastern Athens County. Background and Key Stakeholders The Coshocton based company which has expressed interest in opening a surface coal mine on 300 acres in northeastern Athens County has stated their stated goals as follows: 1) mine the coal, 2) make money, 3) create jobs, and 4) improve land and watershed that had been left in poor condition from being mined many years ago. Key stakeholders include: the coal mining company, the Ohio Department of...The end:
.....he costs. And moreover, it can become a win/win outcome for all parties because ultimately balance between conflicting interests can be achieved through consensus. The coal mining operation can proceed within the framework of regulatory constraints, local resident concerns, and environmentalist interests. REFERENCES Susskind, L. (n.d.). Understanding Public Disputes: The Spiral of Unmanaged Conflict. (pp. 3-11). Susskind, L. (2009). Twenty-Five Years Ago and Twenty-Five Years from Now: The Future of Public Dispute Resolution. Negotiation Journal. pp. 551-557. Three Approaches to Resolving Disputes: Interests, Rights, and Power. (n.d.). Jossey-Bass Inc. Volunteer Dispute Mediator Training Manual. (2010). Athens Area Mediation Service Manual.