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West Virginia Highlands Conservancy v. Norton

ELR Citation: ELR 20667
Nos. No. 2:00-1062, 147 F. Supp. 2d 474/(S.D. W. Va., 05/29/2001) ruling on court's jurisdiction

A district court holds that it lacks jurisdiction to enforce state law in an environmental group's Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) citizen suit against a state environmental agency and claiming that the state alternative bonding program for surface mine reclamation bonds is inadequate to meet the minimum requirements of SMCRA....

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