Seven Up Pete Venture v. Schweitzer

ELR Citation: ELR 20095
No(s). 06-35384 (9th Cir. Apr 21, 2008)

The Ninth Circuit upheld the dismissal of state takings claims arising out of a state ban on open-pit mining for gold or silver by the cyanide heap leaching process. The plaintiffs, who prior to the ban had acquired leases of Montana state property for the purpose of mining gold, silver, and other t...