Judge Sides With Enviros, Vacates Approval Of Mont. Mine

Law360, New York (June 30, 2017, 2:36 PM EDT) -- A Montana federal judge on Thursday formally vacated the federal government’s decision to approve of a proposed underground copper and silver mine, saying that the deficiencies in the biological opinions issued for the project are substantial.

U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy granted a bid from Save Our Cabinets, Earthworks and Defenders of Wildlife to vacate a decision from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Forest Service that approved the Montanore project. The judge had remanded the project back to the agencies in...
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Case Title

Save Our Cabinets et al v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service


Case Number

9:15-cv-00069

Court

Montana

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters

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Donald W. Molloy

Date Filed

June 17, 2015


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Libby Placer Mining Company v. United States Forest Service et al


Case Number

9:16-cv-00056

Court

Montana

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters

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Donald W. Molloy

Date Filed

April 5, 2016

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