Plaintiffs appealed the approval of a mining project that would expand a coal mine into areas previously designated as “non-disturbance areas” and extend the mining permit for ten years. The court overturned the approval due to significant adverse impacts including reduced biodiversity. In assessing biodiversity concerns, the court considered vulnerability to climate change.
At Issue: To challenge the approval of the extension and continued operation of coal mine due to impacts on biodiversity
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