10th Circ. Refuses To Halt Utah Mining Permit Process

Law360, New York (September 24, 2010, 2:50 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has declined to put the brakes on a proposed Utah mine, ruling that federal agencies acted properly when granting coal leases to UtahAmerican Energy Inc.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on Thursday declined in a 2-1 decision to overturn a U.S. District Court for the District Court of Utah decision that the Bureau of Land Management and the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement acted appropriately when calculating a suspension of UtahAmerican's coal leases in Utah's Lila...
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