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Virginia Surface Mining & Reclamation Ass'n v. Andrus

ELR Citation: ELR 20128
Nos. No. 78-0244-B, 483 F. Supp. 425/14 ERC 1055, 1145/(W.D. Va., 01/03/1980, 01/21/1980) Permanent injunction issued

The court declares that portions of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA), ELR Stat. & Reg. 42401, including provisions restricting steep-slope coal mining, violate the Fifth and Tenth Amendments and permanently enjoins their enforcement....

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