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Natural Resources Defense Council v. Berklund

Citation: 9 ELR 20047
No. No. 75-0313, 458 F. Supp. 925/12 ERC 1146/(D.D.C., 06/30/1978)

Granting in part and denying in part plaintiffs' motion for summary judgment, the court rules that the Secretary of the Interior has no discretion under the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 to deny preference right lease applications from prospectors who demonstrate the presence of commercial quantities of coal on public lands, but also holds that th...

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