Montana Environmental Information Center v. Stone-Manning

ELR Citation: 44 ELR 20204
No(s). 13-35107 (9th Cir. Sep 11, 2014)

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 the agency director would be in violation of SMCRA if she appro...