Judge Tosses Enviro Suit Over Historic W.Va. Battlefield

Law360, New York (October 2, 2012, 7:50 PM EDT) -- A Washington, D.C., federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a suit brought by various environmental advocacy groups seeking to reverse the removal of a historical landmark designation at the Blair Mountain battlefield in West Virginia and thus protect it from coal mining.

U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton tossed the suit after determining that the Sierra Club and its co-plaintiffs, which sought to return the site of the largest armed labor conflict in U.S. history to the National Register of Historic Places and thereby limit mining operations...
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