National Parks Conservation Ass'n v. Jewell

ELR Citation: 44 ELR 20038
No(s). 09-00115 (D.D.C. Feb 20, 2014) (Rothstein, J.)

A district court vacated a 2008 rule issued by the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) that governs the operation of coal mining activities near and through streams. The 2008 rule revised a 1983 rule, retaining the previous rule's stream buffer zone requirement, but establishi...