Description: Challenge to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s approval of the expansion of a coal mine Utah.
Sierra Club v. Hoffman
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 06/22/2022 Motion to Intervene Download Motion to intervene as party defendant and entry of appearance of counsel by Emery County Coal Resources Inc. 06/10/2022 Complaint Download Complaint filed. Sierra Club Alleged that Approval of Coal Mine Expansion Violated NEPA. Sierra Club filed a federal lawsuit in the District of Utah alleging that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s approval of the expansion of a coal mine Utah violated the National Environmental Policy Act and the Administrative Procedure Act. The complaint alleged that the defendants failed to consider “reasonable, middle-ground” alternatives, that the environmental assessment presented “an economically skewed analysis” that ignored socioeconomic and environmental costs of mining additional coal, and that the environmental assessment did not analyze short- and long-term impacts of methane emissions.