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Information Network for Responsible Mining v. Colorado Mined Land Reclamation Board

ELR Case

A state appellate court reversed a judgment upholding the Colorado Mined Land Reclamation Board's order granting a uranium mining company's request for approval of a second period of temporary cessation. Environmental groups argued the...

Virginia Uranium, Inc. v. Warren

ELR Case

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a state law banning uranium mining on private lands in Virginia. A mining company argued the Atomic Energy Act (AEA) preempted the law and reserved to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) alone the...

Havasupai Tribe v. Provencio

ELR Case

In a modified opinion that withdraws a prior published opinion, the Ninth Circuit found that an environmental group has standing to challenge a uranium mining company's right to operate on land previously withdrawn from new mining...

Oglala Sioux Tribe v. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

ELR Case

The D.C. Circuit granted in part a Native American tribe's petition to review NRC's license decision for construction of a uranium mining project in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The tribe, which has historical ties to the proposed...

NRDC v. NRC

ELR Case

The D.C. Circuit denied environmentalists' attempt to challenge an NRC decision to issue a uranium mining license in Wyoming. The mining company sought a license from NRC to mine uranium at the Ross Project in Crook County, Wyoming. NRC...

H.R. 2049, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

Virginia Uranium, Inc. v. Warren

ELR Case

The Fourth Circuit affirmed a district court ruling that upheld a Virginia uranium mining ban on non-federal lands. In the early 1980s, a uranium deposit was discovered in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, on land owned by a mineral...

Virginia Uranium v. McAuliffe

ELR Case

A district court dismissed a uranium company's lawsuit that the Atomic Energy Act (AEA) preempts a Virginia law that prohibits any state agency from accepting applications for a permit to mine uranium. The company filed suit against the...

H.R. 994, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

S. 331, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update