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Rith Energy, Inc. v. United States

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...

M&J Coal Co. v. United States

The court holds that a Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) enforcement action by the U.S. Department of the Interior's Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) against mining companies was not a...