Monday, February 1, 2016

In re: Idaho Conservation League, et al.

<> In re: Idaho Conservation League, et al. - 1/29/16. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, Case No. 14-1149. On Petition For Writ of Mandamus to the U.S. EPA. Opposition intervenor National Mining Association. Petitioners and EPA have now filed a joint motion for an order on consent establishing an agreed upon schedule for a rulemaking for the hardrock mining industry and timetable by which EPA would consider whether other industries would be involved with a financial assurance rulemaking.
   The Panel ruled: "We grant the joint motion. At least one of the petitioners has standing under Article III of the Constitution, and because the joint motion resolves the issues presented by the petition for mandamus, the court has no occasion to decide whether EPA's delay in promulgating section 108(b) regulations was unreasonable delay for which mandamus would lie."