Earthworks v. U.S. Department of the Interior

ELR Citation: 50 ELR 20243
No(s). 09-1972 (RC) (D.D.C. Oct 26, 2020) (Contreras, J.)

A district court denied environmental groups' motion for summary judgment in a challenge to two mining-related rules issued by BLM. The groups argued that the 2008 Mining Claim Rule violated the General Mining Law and FLPMA by improperly restricting the application of FLPMA's fair market-value manda...