Mining

A district court granted EPA's motion to remand and vacate the Agency's 2019 decision to withdraw a proposed determination that would have restricted a copper and gold mine from using…

A district court denied environmental groups' motion to reconsider its prior decision in a lawsuit concerning DOI's renewal of mining leases for a proposed copper-nickel mine in…

A district court denied environmental groups' motion to intervene in a lawsuit concerning the president's Executive Order pausing new oil and gas lease sales on public lands. The groups…

The Minnesota Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part a lower court ruling reversing a permit to mine and dam-safety permits for a copper-nickel mine in Minnesota. Environmental groups…

The Fourth Circuit affirmed summary judgment for a coal company in a lawsuit concerning the company's alleged mine pollution discharges that had been permitted under a CWA permit.…

A district court denied a motion to dismiss a challenge to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection's failure to notify the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and…

A district court denied environmental groups' motion for summary judgment in a challenge to two mining-related rules issued by BLM. The groups argued that the 2008 Mining Claim Rule violated…

A district court struck down BLM's 2016 rule promulgating new regulations to reduce natural gas waste during oil and gas production activities on federal land and Indian leases. States argued…

A district court vacated the Trump Administration's rescission of the Obama Administration's Waste Prevention Rule, which was enacted to reduce methane waste from oil and gas operations…

The U.S. Supreme Court held, 7-2, that the Forest Service had authority under the Mineral Leasing Act (MLA) to issue a special use permit that granted a right-of-way for a segment of a natural gas…