Peabody Coal Mine Expansion Dealt Setback By Enviro Group

Law360, New York (October 30, 2013, 8:46 PM EDT) -- Environmental group WildEarth Guardians scored a win Wednesday in its battle against Peabody Energy Inc.’s plan to expand the largest coal mine in New Mexico, getting a U.S. Department of the Interior decision granting a lease to Peabody set aside.

The Santa Fe-based environmental organization called the Interior Board of Land Appeals decision a “reprieve” for the climate and the nearby national park. The group had challenged the Bureau of Land Management’s approval earlier this year of Peabody's application for a new coal lease at the...
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