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Federal Trade Commission v. Peabody Energy Corp.

ELR Case

A district court granted the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC's) motion to preliminarily enjoin a proposed joint venture between the United States' two largest coal producers. The Commission challenged the joint venture on antitrust...

Colorado: Mining

ELR State Update Item

350 Montana v. Bernhardt

ELR Case

A district court vacated an EA prepared by OSM for a coal mine expansion in south-central Montana. Environmental groups argued that OSM violated NEPA by failing to adequately consider the risk of train derailments from the increased...

High Country Conservation Advocates v. United States Forest Service

ELR Case

The Tenth Circuit held that the Forest Service's decision to eliminate an alternative from its study of an exception to the Colorado Roadless Rule that allowed coal mining on previously protected national forest land near the North Fork...

H.R. 315

ELR Congressional Update

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