Ramex Mining Corp. v. Watt

ELR Citation: ELR 20214
No(s). s. 83-5299, -5305 (6th Cir. Jan 29, 1985)

The court holds that plaintiffs' proposed mining under lands administered by the Forest Service is governed by the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) and refuses to find a taking. First, the court holds that the mining would take place "on federal lands" under SMCRA Ā§522(e)(2), desp...