Enviro Group Challenges Wyo. Coal Leases

Law360, Washington (April 29, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT) -- Conservation group Powder River Basin Resource Council sued the Bureau of Land Management in Wyoming federal court Friday, alleging the agency approved four new coal leases without considering their environmental implications on the area or adjacent mines.

The resource council claimed the BLM violated the National Environmental Policy Act and Administrative Procedures Act by signing off on four federal coal leases in the Thunder Basin National Grassland in 2011 and 2012 without conducting appropriate environmental analyses.

The leases cover areas of the North Highlight, South Highlight,...
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