By Clark Mindock (December 13, 2021, 5:16 PM EST) -- Alaska says the Biden administration is illegally delaying the reopening of public lands in the state to mining and mineral exploration, arguing the federal government doesn't have the power to simply reverse a decision made by the prior administration.
The state told an Alaska federal court Friday the federal government was technically attempting to prohibit the activities on the land through a series of temporary delays, but that Congress didn't create a legal pathway for those prohibitions when drafting the Federal Land and Policy Management Act or the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act.
The state said that a recent motion...
Stay ahead of the curve
In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.
Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!