BLM's New Wyo. Coal Leases Ignore NEPA, Enviros Say

Law360, New York (May 3, 2012, 4:48 PM EDT) -- WildEarth Guardians and the Sierra Club on Wednesday sued the U.S. Bureau of Land Management for allegedly violating the National Environmental Policy Act, saying the agency is improperly offering new coal mining leases in Wyoming.

The lawsuit targets four recently offered coal leases which the environmentalists say would allow the expansion of the world’s two largest coal mines, the Black Thunder mine owned by Arch Coal Inc., and the North Antelope Rochelle mines owned by Peabody Energy Inc.

Only one of the leases has been awarded...
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