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South Dakota Mining Ass'n v. Lawrence County

ELR Citation: ELR 20043
Nos. 97-3861, 155 F.3d 1005/(8th Cir., 09/16/1998)

The court holds that the Federal Mining Act of 1872 preempts a local zoning ordinance that bans surface metal mining within the Spearfish Canyon area of South Dakota. The court first holds that miners' preemption claim against the county ordinance is ripe....

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