6th Circ. Says Army Corps Properly Issued Ky. Mining Permit

Law360, New York (March 7, 2014, 7:21 PM EST) -- The Sixth Circuit nixed a suit accusing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of improperly granting Leeco Inc. permission to discharge coal-mining materials into Kentucky streams on Friday, finding that the agency had adequately considered the activity's public health impact before issuing the permit.

Dismissing arguments by the Sierra Club and Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, the three-judge appellate panel found that the Corps did not violate the National Environmental Policy Act by limiting the scope of its environmental review to Leeco’s proposed discharges into tributaries of...
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Case Information

Case Title

Kentuckians for the Comwlth, et al v. USACE, et al

Case Number



Appellate - 6th Circuit

Nature of Suit

2899 Other Statutes

Date Filed

September 3, 2013

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