Center for Biological Diversity v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service

ELR Citation: 49 ELR 20130
No(s). CV-17-00475-TUC-JAS (L), CV-17-00576-TUC-JAS (C), and CV-18-00189-TUC-JAS (C) (D. Ariz. Jul 31, 2019) (Soto, J.)

A district court vacated the the U.S. Forest Service's approval of an open-pit copper mining operation in the Coronado National Forest that included the dumping of approximately 1.9 billion tons of mine waste across over 2,000 acres of the forest. Environmental groups and tribes argued the Service m...