Coal Group's Brief Muddies Conservation Fund Suit, Feds Say

Law360, Philadelphia (June 18, 2013, 7:07 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Monday that a Pennsylvania coal industry group’s amicus brief in support of a mining company’s attempt to recover fees it had paid into a conservation program since declared unenforceable raised new arguments and should be ignored by the court.

FWS said the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance’s amicus brief in support of a suit by Amerikohl Mining Inc. demanding the return of $317,336 it paid into to so-called Indiana Bat Conservation Fund — a program created under regulations that later were...
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