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Rith Energy, Inc. v. United States

ELR Citation: ELR 21389
Nos. No. 92-480L, 44 Fed. Cl. 108/48 ERC 1951/(Fed. Cl., 06/25/1999)

The court holds that the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement's (OSM's) denial of a surface mining permit to a company was not a taking. The company's mining plan would invade the rock strata overlying an aquifer that supplies a local community with drinking water....

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