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New Mexico ex rel. Energy & Minerals Dep't v. Department of the Interior

Citation: 17 ELR 21104
No. No. 85-6165, 820 F.2d 441/26 ERC 1061/(D.C. Cir., 06/05/1987)

The court holds that the district court did not abuse its discretion in voluntarily dismissing New Mexico's challenge to the Office of Surface Mining's (OSM's) assertion of exclusive regulatory authority over surface mining on Indian lands, since appellant Navajo Tribe was not prejudiced by the dismissal....

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