Enviros Target BLM Again Over Powder River Coal Mining

Law360, New York (August 18, 2011, 6:54 PM EDT) -- Three environmental groups on Tuesday hit the U.S. Bureau of Land Management with a third suit challenging coal mining in the Powder River Basin, this time arguing the agency had neglected to consider the global warming impacts of two new coal leases.

The latest suit — filed by WildEarth Guardians, Defenders of Wildlife and the Sierra Club in Washington federal court — protests the BLM's decision to auction off the Belle Ayr North and Caballo West lease tracts, both found in the Powder River Basin, a...
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