Rith Energy, Inc. v. United States

ELR Citation: ELR 21389
No(s). 92-480L (Fed. Cl. Jun 25, 1999)

The court holds that the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement's (OSM's) denial of a surface mining permit to a company was not a taking. The company's mining plan would invade the rock strata overlying an aquifer that supplies a local community with drinking water. The court first ho...

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