Court to hear fight against giant coal mine
The federal judge presiding over the largest trial on Big Mining in decades said that a district court judge should order that a permit be granted to a giant Nevad바카라a coal mine to take the last remaining piece of the Big South mine project.
Federal Judge Andrew Hanen ruled last Thursday that the permit should be denied because there is no long-term federal plan to protect or restore the environment.
This is in addition to a lawsuit brought by environmental groups challenging the permit in court, the last part of which had been halted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The permit must now come up for public hearings before regulators.
Hanen, appointed by former President George W. Bush, said that a permit for Big South would create more than 300 permanent jobs if it is approved.
‘This is the largest case in the history of American environmental law,’ he said at the hearing in Las Vegas, according to a transcript and an article published on The Nevada Union Web site.
‘The state had planned to turn the entire project over to private interests and be sold off to a Chinese company for $2.7 billion.
‘And so, with this particular mine permit, they are looking at it as a kind of long-term legacy. It’s a legacy from one generation and we’d like it to be renewed.’
Hanen ordered a hearing in federal district court this week, ordering that a permit be given to the giant coal mine to take the last remaining piece of the Southern Nevada Big South mine project, called ‘Big Silver’. This would give the company the last piece of the project if the permit is granted
The environmental impact statement (EPA) has been ordered for Big Silver because there is no long-term federal plan to protect or restore the environment
Hanen said there was an ‘indispensable’ role for federal and state officials to take ‘immediate and meaningful steps to improve our environmental infrastructur더킹카지노e.’
The state government has refused to grant the permit.
Big Silver, the third largest coal mine in the United States, is one of two plans by a developer called Westview Holdings to turn a massive coal mine north of Las Vegas into a major industrial town.
According to Hanen’s order, the permit would put the state ‘on the hook’ if the coal plant fails to take action to preserve or restore the planet’s ecological health.
The EPA has already indicated that the permit was likely to be approved if the permit was gra바카라nted