Enviros Lose Bid To Limit Wyo. Coal Mining

Law360, New York (May 11, 2012, 7:05 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge on Thursday ended a quest by environmental groups to restrict coal mining in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin, ruling that the groups did not have standing to sue the U.S. Department of the Interior.

U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly dismissed the suit brought by WildEarth Guardians, The Sierra Club and Defenders of Wildlife, reasoning that they were not entitled to sue Interior's Bureau of Land Management for refusing to recertify the Powder River Basin as a “coal-producing region" — a classification the groups...
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