Pa. Mining Co. Says Feds Illegally Holding Enviro Funds

Law360, Philadelphia (November 26, 2012, 3:27 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania-based coal mining company filed a suit Wednesday against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service demanding the return of more than $300,000 in fees it was required to pay into a wildlife conservation fund, which the company says have been declared illegal and unenforceable.

Amerikohl Mining Inc. asked a Pennsylvania federal judge to force USFWS to return $317,336 it paid into the so-called Indiana Bat Conservation Fund, which was created by the service in 2009 as part of a series of regulations designed to protect...
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