Citizens Coal Council v. Norton

ELR Citation: ELR 20570
No(s). 00-0274 (JR) (D.D.C. Mar 28, 2002)

The court holds that the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) §1272(e) prohibits subsidence and underground mining activities that might lead to subsidence in parks and protected areas. The Secretary of the Interior interpreted §1272(e), which prohibits surface coal mining operations...

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