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Court Tosses Claim Over Language In Mining Act

WASHINGTON (CN) - The D.C. Circuit tossed out a mining association's challenge to the Secretary of the Interior's interpretation of language in the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act. The appeals court said the government reasonably interpreted the phrase "valid existing rights" to mean a limitation on the ability to surface mine in certain areas. See ruling.

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