Mining Company Says DOI Unlawfully Delaying EA Over Lack Of GHG Test

May 21, 2024
A North Dakota lignite mining company suing the Department of the Interior (DOI) to force it to complete a long-stalled National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review for a lease application is alleging that officials are blocking the review because they lack a method to determine if the project’s greenhouse gases are “significant” globally. “In short, approval of Falkirk’s [environmental assessment (EA)] has been indefinitely delayed, not because it is deficient, but because the Federal Defendants have allegedly yet to create...

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