6th Circ. Won't Delay $1B Nickel Mine Project In Mich.

Law360, New York (October 30, 2013, 4:36 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit on Wednesday backed a lower court's decision not to halt a $1 billion Kennecott Eagle Minerals Co. nickel and copper mine, saying the federal environmental laws cited by the private club plaintiffs do not compel government intervention.

A unanimous three-judge panel rejected Huron Mountain Club's bid to shutter the project on claims that Kennecott's failure to secure federal Rivers and Harbors Appropriations Act and Clean Water Act permits obliges the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to step in and force Kennecott's hand....
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Case Information

Case Title

Huron Mountain Club v. United States Army Corps of Engineers et al

Case Number



Michigan Western

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters


Robert Holmes Bell

Date Filed

May 6, 2012

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