Mt. Emmons Mining Co. v. Babbitt

ELR Citation: ELR 21485
No(s). 96-1230 (10th Cir. Jun 30, 1997)

The court holds that the Secretary of the Interior must continue to process a mining company's patent application for mining lode claims to determine whether it is exempt from a statutory moratorium on expenditure of funds for processing patent applications. On September 30, 1994, Congress enacted t...