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April 12, 2018 | Legal Document

Rosemont Complaint

The Tohono O’odham Nation, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the Hopi Tribe filed a complaint in U.S. District Court challenging the approval by the U.S. Forest Service of a plan by Hudbay Minerals Inc. of Canada to develop a sprawling toxic open pit copper mine on public land. The tribes are represented by Earthjustice.

February 23, 2018 | Legal Document

Order Granting preliminary Injunction BLM Methate Waste Prevention Rule

This case addresses the burden a federal agency bears when it seeks to suspend a federal regulation for further analysis. Plaintiffs, the States of California and New Mexico, bring this action for a preliminary injunction enjoining the United States Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”), Katherine S. Macgregor, Acting Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management, and Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior, from instituting a rule suspending or delaying the requirements of the Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation Rule.

February 18, 2018 | In the News: The Hill

Trump’s National Monument Rollbacks Take Effect

Heidi McIntosh, Managing Attorney, Earthjustice: “The most important immediate change is that the lands will once again be available for mining prospectors to get out on federal public lands and stake mining claims.”

January 24, 2018 | Legal Document

BLM Fracking Rule Repeal Complaint

A coalition of environmental and tribal groups sued today to block the Trump Administration’s repeal of a 2015 rule designed to protect water, wildlife, and public health from the harmful effects of hydraulic fracturing on federal and tribal lands.

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