High court in Utah rejects challenge to existing strip mine near Bryce Canyon NP; expansion plans still to be ruled on
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — State regulators acted properly in issuing a permit for a coal mine outside Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah's high court ruled Tuesday.
The Utah Supreme Court turned back a challenge brought by the Sierra Club and other environmental groups that asserted the state failed to assess the full environmental impacts of a strip mine operating a dozen miles from a corner of the national park.
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