Center for Biological Diversity v. Salazar

ELR Citation: 43 ELR 20025
No(s). 11-17843 (9th Cir. Feb 4, 2013)

The Ninth Circuit held that BLM complied with NEPA and FLPMA when it allowed a uranium mine to resume operations, after a 17-year hiatus, under a plan of operations the agency approved in 1988. Environmental groups argued that the 1988 plan of operations became ineffective after the mine closed in t...