Denison Can Revive Mine Without New Enviro Report: 9th Circ.

Law360, Los Angeles (February 4, 2013, 4:50 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit ruled Monday that Denison Mines Corp. could reopen a defunct Arizona uranium mine, rejecting environmental groups' claims that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management unlawfully allowed the company to restart operations without submitting an updated environmental assessment.

The three-judge panel affirmed an Arizona federal judge’s ruling in favor of the secretary of the interior and BLM in an action challenging BLM’s decision to allow Denison to resume mining operations at the Arizona 1 Mine outside the Grand Canyon, ruling BLM followed its own...
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