9th Circ. Says Federal Coal Lease Ban Case 'Is Moot'

By Crystal Owens (February 21, 2024, 10:22 PM EST) -- A Ninth Circuit panel on Wednesday vacated and remanded a district court's ruling that had reinstated a 2016 moratorium on federal coal leasing, with a recommendation that the litigation be dismissed as moot, saying there's no basis to conclude that a challenge to a defunct order is still alive....

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