Judge Trims Suit Over Wyo. Coal Leases

Law360, New York (May 9, 2011, 4:58 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge on Sunday dismissed part of a suit brought by environmental groups over the government's decision to put coal mining leases in Wyoming's Powder River Basin up for sale.

U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly granted two essentially coterminous motions for partial judgment on the pleadings. One was filed by the three defendants — Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service — and the other was filed by the three intervening defendants,...
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