Coal Cos., Wyo. Intervene In DOI Coal Lease Suit

Law360, New York (December 7, 2010, 3:37 PM EST) -- A federal judge has allowed two coal mining companies and Wyoming to intervene in a suit brought by environmental groups against the U.S. Department of the Interior, challenging the agency's decision to grant mining leases in the state's Powder River Basin.

In a ruling handed down Monday, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted motions from Wyoming, Antelope Coal LLC and the National Mining Association to intervene in an action against Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar over the West Antelope II coal leases on the...
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