Enviros Challenge Powder River Coal-Leases At DC Circ.
By Brian Mahoney
Law360, Washington (November 18, 2013, 4:36 PM EST) -- Environmental groups asked the D.C. Circuit on Monday to revive their challenge to the federal government’s decision to sell coal mining leases in Wyoming's Powder River Basin, while the U.S. government told the court that the groups were using waived arguments to support their appeal.
At oral arguments on Monday, the groups — including WildEarth Guardians and the Powder River Basin Resource Council — said the U.S. Bureau of Land Management violated the National Environmental Policy Act by failing to take a “hard look” at certain...