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Judge bars coal mine expansion, citing mercury threat

Federal agencies must redo their environmental studies

By Bob Berwyn

FRISCO — Citing the threat of more mercury pollution and its   impacts on threatened and endangered species in the Four Corners area, a federal judge this week halted the expansion of a coal mine in northern New Mexico. 469 more words

Environment

Diné CARE Prevails in NEPA Challenge to Navajo Mine Expansion

Here are the materials in  Diné Citizens against Ruining Our Environment v. United States Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (D. Colo.):

48 Diné CARE Opening Brief… 23 more words

Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Federal judge blocks Four Corners coal mine plan

Regulators failed to consider environmental effects of burning the coal

Staff Report

FRISCO — Despite strong leadership from the Obama administration on climate change policy, the word apparently hasn’t trickled down to all levels yet, as federal agencies still routinely try to approve projects without evaluating carbon impacts. 753 more words

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