9th Circ. Upholds Nevada Power's Coal Waste Disposal Plan

Law360, New York (November 27, 2013, 4:13 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit on Monday shot down the Moapa Band of Paiutes and Sierra Club’s bid to sink Nevada Power Co.’s plan to expand its coal combustion waste disposal capabilities, finding the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s environmental analysis adequate.

In a 2010 complaint, the Moapa and Sierra Club alleged that the tribe conveyed to the BLM its concerns about Nevada Power’s proposal to expand a landfill and build nine new evaporation ponds on public lands upwind of the Moapa community, saying it would negatively impact tribal...
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