6th Circ. Says Army Corps Properly Issued Ky. Mining Permit
By Allissa Wickham
Law360, New York (March 7, 2014, 7:21 PM ET) -- The Sixth Circuit nixed a suit accusing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of improperly granting Leeco Inc. permission to discharge coal-mining materials into Kentucky streams on Friday, finding that the agency had adequately considered the activity's public health impact before issuing the permit.
Dismissing arguments by the Sierra Club and Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, the three-judge appellate panel found that the Corps did not violate the National Environmental Policy Act by limiting the scope of its environmental review to Leeco’s proposed discharges into tributaries of...