Judge Appears Skeptical Of Mine’s Bid For Deadline In NEPA Test Suit

July 9, 2024
A federal judge appeared skeptical of a Montana coal mining company’s request for a first-time preliminary injunction setting a hard deadline for the Department of the Interior (DOI) to complete a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review of its planned expansion, doubting that the company would face “irreparable harm” without the injunction. At a July 8 hearing in Signal Peak v. Haaland , Judge Tanya Chutkan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia questioned whether the economic...

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