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Sierra Club v. Penfold

Citation: 17 ELR 21058
No. No. A86-083, (D. Alaska, 01/29/1987) Ruling on EA preparation

The court holds that placer mining operations disturbing five acres or less of public lands are not federal actions under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and thus the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is not required to perform environmental assessments (EAs) and subsistence studies before allowing these operations to proceed....

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