Enviro Groups Sue Feds To Halt Arch Coal Mining Expansion

Law360, New York (July 3, 2013, 1:47 PM EDT) -- Two environmental groups on Tuesday asked a Colorado federal court to halt the planned expansion of an Arch Coal Inc.-owned coal mine near a 5,800-acre area of undeveloped forests in Western Colorado, saying the U.S. Bureau of Land Management improperly approved modifications to the company’s mining leases.

High Country Citizens’ Alliance and Wildearth Guardians say the bureau and the U.S. Forest Service unlawfully approved modifications of two leases for the underground West Elk Mine, allowing Arch to expand into 1,700 acres of the so-called Sunset Roadless...
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