Judge Tosses Challenge To Wyo. Coal Lease Sales

Law360, New York (July 30, 2012, 6:55 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge on Monday dismissed 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, ruling that the Bureau of Land Management's decision was not made arbitrarily.

U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly granted a motion for summary judgment filed by the defendants, which include the BLM and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and intervenor defendants Antelope Coal LLC, the National Mining Association and the state of Wyoming.

The judge said...
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