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9th Circ. Backs More Lax Streambed Mining Rules

Law360 (May 8, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a blow to environmentalists, a federal appeals court has affirmed a lower court's ruling backing the U.S. Forest Service’s decision to loosen regulations for suction-dredge mining that opponents claim harms protected fish populations.

Judges Pamela A. Rymer, Thomas G. Nelson and Richard A. Paez of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Thursday upheld a district court’s determination that the Forest Service correctly narrowed the scope of a stricter mining standards to prevent a conflict with existing regulations that allowed suction-dredge mining...
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