Energy Co. Beats Suit Over Uranium Mine Near Grand Canyon

Law360 (May 26, 2020, 8:42 PM EDT) -- A U.S. uranium producer can proceed with plans to reopen a dormant mine six miles from Grand Canyon National Park after a local tribe and environmental groups failed to show the federal government miscalculated the cost of the project.

U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell found Friday that the U.S. Forest Service was correct in determining in 2012 that the Canyon Mine in Arizona, owned by Energy Fuels Resources Inc., has a "valid existing right" to resume operations.

The Havasupai Tribe and co-plaintiffs had argued that the Forest Serviced failed to take environmental mitigation costs into account when assessing the financial...

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