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National Wildlife Fed'n v. Burford

Citation: 19 ELR 20656
No. No. 87-4375, 871 F.2d 849/(9th Cir., 03/30/1989) Mont. district court decision aff'd

The court holds that an environmental group has standing in its suit alleging that the Secretary of the Interior violated the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (MLA) by accepting coal lease bids below fair-market value in the Powder River Basin area of Montana and Wyoming, and the Secretary acted reasonably in accepting the lease bids....

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