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United States v. Consolidation Coal Co.

Citation: 17 ELR 20527
No. No. 86-1001, 811 F.2d 1505/25 ERC 1551/(4th Cir., 01/30/1987)

The court rules that reclamation fees under § 402(a) of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) may be assessed on coal mined prior to SMCRA's enactment where the economic benefit has been derived after SMCRA's effective date....

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