Minn. Court Tosses Appeal Of Steel Mill Impact Plan

Law360, New York (September 22, 2009, 5:58 PM EDT) -- The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Tuesday dismissed an environmental group's lawsuit challenging the adequacy of climate change assessments in the environmental evaluation of Essar Steel Minnesota LLC's proposed $1.6 billion taconite and tailings basin project.

A three-judge panel ruled that the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy failed to prove that the state Department of Natural Resources had erred in approving the final environmental impact statement for the Essar project, upholding an earlier order from the Itasca County District Court granting summary judgment in favor of...
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