DOI Accused Of Skipping Enviro Analysis Of Coal Mine Plans

Law360, New York (February 28, 2013, 4:14 PM EST) -- Environmental group WildEarth Guardians sued the U.S. Interior Department in Colorado federal court Wednesday, alleging it illegally approved mining plans for seven coal mines in four Western states without seeking public comment or addressing the environmental or economic impacts of coal mining.

The group claims the DOI's Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement violated the National Environmental Policy Act and the Administrative Procedures Act when it approved plans for the San Juan coal mine in New Mexico; the Colowyo and Trapper mines in Colorado; the...
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Case Information

Case Title

WildEarth Guardians v. Klein et al

Case Number




Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters


R. Brooke Jackson

Date Filed

February 27, 2013

Government Agencies

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