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Natural Resources Defense Council v. Berklund

Citation: 9 ELR 20761
No. No. 78-1757, 609 F.2d 553/13 ERC 1948/(D.C. Cir., 11/09/1979) Aff'd

The court affirms a lower court's ruling that the Secretary of the Interior has no discretion to reject on environmental grounds applications for preference right coal mining leases by prospecting permittees who have fulfilled the requirements of § 201(b) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920....

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