Asarco, BLM Land Exchange Violates NEPA: 9th Circ.

Law360, New York (September 14, 2009, 7:13 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has reversed a lower court's ruling that approved the actions of the U.S Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management in its agreement with now-bankrupt Asarco LLC to exchange thousands of acres of land near an Arizona mining complex.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Monday that the BLM didn't take a hard enough look at the environmental consequences of the proposed land exchange, calling its evaluation that the approval of the exchange was in the public...
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