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WildEarth Guardians v. Office of Surface Mining

ELR Case

A district court held that OSM violated NEPA when it approved a mining plan amendment that would expand a coal mine in Montana, and ordered the agency to prepare an updated EA within 240 days. Specifically, the court held that OSM...

WildEarth Guardians v. United States Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation, and Enforcement,

ELR Case

A district court held that OSM violated NEPA when it approved the expansion of two Colorado mines. The court agreed with environmental groups that OSM violated NEPA by failing to seek public involvement during the review process and by...

Greater Yellowstone Coalition v. Lewis

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit held that BLM and the U.S. Forest Service did not violate the CWA, NEPA, or the National Forest Management Act (NFMA) in approving a proposed mine expansion project in the Caribou National Forest. After...