Mining Cos. Ask High Court To Decide NEPA Standing Fight

Law360, New York (February 1, 2013, 8:38 PM EST) -- Two mining companies — whose economic interests in Idaho’s Payette National Forest prohibited them from challenging a U.S. Forest Service road plan, according to the Ninth Circuit — last week asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse that finding and allow their complaint about the plan to proceed.

In August, the Ninth Circuit upheld a lower court’s finding that American Independence Mines & Minerals Co. and Ivy Minerals Inc. lacked standing under the National Environmental Policy Act to challenge the Forest Service’s plan to restrict vehicle...
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