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Coal River Energy, LLC v. Jewell

The D.C. Circuit dismissed as untimely a coal mine operator’s lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a DOI regulation requiring coal mine operators to pay a fee for each ton of coal they produce by mining. The regulation requires...

National Mining Association v. Office of Hearings and Appeals

A district court dismissed a mining industry association's action challenging DOI Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) regulations...

Pennsylvania Fed'n of Sportsmen's Clubs v. Hess

The court holds that the Eleventh Amendment bars all but two claims brought by citizen groups in federal court against a state official accused of failing to implement, administer, enforce, and maintain a federally approved state coal...

West Virginia Highlands Conservancy v. Norton

A district court holds that it lacks jurisdiction to enforce state law in an environmental group's Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) citizen suit against a state environmental agency and claiming that the state...

Bragg v. West Virginia Coal Ass'n

The court holds that the doctrine of sovereign immunity bars citizens from bringing suit against West Virginia state officials in federal court to enjoin the state from granting mountaintop mining permits. Citizens brought suit against...

Molinary v. Powell Mountain Coal Co.

The court affirms the dismissal of a land trust's action alleging that a coal company that owned the mineral rights to a tract of the trust's land violated the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) and other federal and...