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Use of Endangered Species Act to prevent mining operation requires input early in the NOI review process

The Endangered Species Act ("ESA") is becoming a popular tool used by public interest groups to stop projects that they view as adverse to environmental quality. However, a recent attempt to use the ESA against a mining project failed when the procedural posture was deemed an inaction for purposes...

Mountain States Legal Foundation: Miners Rebut Feds & Environmentalists; Claim Land Law Is Unconstitutional

By William Perry Pendley, President and Chief Operating Officer of Mountain States Legal Foundation A 117-year-old nonprofit, non-partisan mining trade association with thousands of members has rebutted arguments by federal lawyers and environmental groups in urging an Arizona federal district court...