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WildEarth Guardians v. Bernhardt

ELR Case

A district court enjoined the expansion of an underground coal mine into a roadless area in the Gunnison National Forest. Environmental groups argued that OSM's approval of the expansion violated NEPA by failing to consider methane...

Pennsylvania: Mining

ELR State Update Item

Wyoming: Mining

ELR State Update Item

Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Inc. v. Pruitt

ELR Case

The Fourth Circuit reversed a lower court's grant of summary judgment requiring EPA and West Virginia to address coal mining-related water pollution. Environmental groups argued that EPA failed to perform its nondiscretionary duty under...

82 FR 16010

ELR Federal Agency Update

82 FR 16009

ELR Federal Agency Update

H.R. 323, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

H.R. 4456, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

Schoene v. McElroy Coal Co.

ELR Case

A district court denied mining companies' motion for summary judgment seeking to dismiss property owners' lawsuit against them for alleged subsidence damage. The coal companies, who lease the coal interests under the owners' property,...

Black Warrior Riverkeeper, Inc. v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

ELR Case

A district court upheld the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' decision to issue a general nationwide permit—NWP 21—authorizing discharges from certain coal mining activities into navigable waters. Despite environmental groups' arguments to...