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Ninth Circuit Affirms Rule 19 Dismissal of Environmental Challenge to Four Corners Power Plant

Here is the opinion in Diné Citizens against Ruining Our Environment v. Bureau of Indian Affairs. Briefs here.

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Ninth Circuit Briefs in Diné Citizens against Ruining Our Environment v. BIA [Rule 19 Joinder; Four Corners Power Plant & Navajo Mine]

Here: Appellant Brief Arizona Public Service Co Brief Navajo Transitional Energy Company, LLC Brief United States Brief Navajo Nation Amicus Reply Oral argument video here.

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Federal Court Grants Rule 19 Dismissal in Challenge to Navajo Mine and Four Corners Power Plant

Here are the materials in Diné Citizens Against Ruining Our Environment v. Bureau of Indian Affairs (D. Ariz.): 50 Motion to Dismiss 56 US Opposition 57 Plaintiffs Opposition 61 Reply 64 DCT Order

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Diné CARE Prevails in NEPA Challenge to Navajo Mine Expansion

Here are the materials in  Diné Citizens against Ruining Our Environment v. United States Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (D. Colo.): 48 Diné CARE Opening Brief 53 OSMRE Response 54 BHP Navajo Response 55 Diné CARE Reply 79 … Continue reading

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Federal Court Denies Navajo Rule 19 Motion in Diné CARE v. US Office of Surface Mining Reclamation

Here is the order: DCT Order Denying Navajo Motion to Dismiss Briefs are here.

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Update in Navajo Dine CARE v. Salazar Suit re Navajo Mine — Additional Update (11/6/12)

Here are the updated materials: Complaint post Navajo Intervention and Motion to Dismiss post Diné CARE Response Navajo Reply Update: FINAL 2012-10-18 Dine C.A.R.E.,et al. v. Salazar Not. Supp. Auth.

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Update in Diné CARE v. Salazar

Here is Navajo’s latest pleading (limited motion to intervene and motion to dismiss): FINAL COMBINED NAVAJO NATION AREA IV PLEADINGS The complaint is here.

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Diné CARE File Another Suit to Stop Coal Mine at Navajo Mine

Here is the complaint in Diné Citizens against Ruining Our Environment v. United States Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (D. Colo.): Dine CARE Complaint Our posting on the related and previous suit is here.

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Navajo Nation Moves to Intervene in Environmental Suit to Protect Navajo Mine Interests

Here are the materials in Center for Biological Diversity v. Pizarchik (D. Colo.): Amended_Motion_to_Intervene_CBDv.U.S.&BHP Ex.A_Dismiss Ex.B_Shelly Ex.C_Cicchetti

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Environmental Challenge at Navajo Mine Continues

Here is the opinion in this NEPA claim (D. Colo.) — Dine Citizens against Ruining Our Environment v Klein An excerpt: This action concerns alleged violations of the National Environmental Protection Act (“NEPA”), 42 U.S.C. § 4321 et seq., and the Administrative … Continue reading

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