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Illinois: Mining

ELR State Update Item

Coal River Mountain Watch v. United States Department of the Interior

ELR Case

A district court denied DOI's motion to dismiss an environmental group's lawsuit challenging OSM's determination that a surface mining permit could not be automatically terminated without first providing notice to the permit holder....

Montana Environmental Information Center v. Stone-Manning

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit held that it lacks subject matter jurisdiction over environmental groups' citizen suit challenging the Montana Department of Environmental Quality's potential approval of a surface mining permit. The groups argued that...