DOI's Grand Canyon Uranium Mining Ban Kept Intact

Law360, New York (March 21, 2013, 3:55 PM EDT) -- An Arizona federal judge on Wednesday denied a bid by energy and mining groups to overturn a federal 20-year moratorium on new uranium mining near the Grand Canyon, saying an unconstitutional provision of the law used to enact the ban doesn't nullify the government's authority to impose one.

U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell agreed with groups, including the National Mining Association and Nuclear Energy Institute, that a portion of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act allowing Congress to reverse Secretary of the Interior Ken...
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