Coal River Energy, LLC v. Jewell

ELR Citation: 44 ELR 20107
No(s). 13-5119 (D.C. Cir. May 13, 2014)

The D.C. Circuit dismissed as untimely a coal mine operator’s lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a DOI regulation requiring coal mine operators to pay a fee for each ton of coal they produce by mining. The regulation requires mine operators to pay the reclamation fee when the coal is ult...