Coal River Mountain Watch v. United States Department of the Interior

ELR Citation: 45 ELR 20230
No(s). 13-cv-1606 (D.D.C. Nov 25, 2015) (Jackson, J.)

A district court denied DOI's motion to dismiss an environmental group's lawsuit challenging OSM's determination that a surface mining permit could not be automatically terminated without first providing notice to the permit holder. SMCRA provides that certain mining permits will be terminated if th...