"Supreme Court: Justices Reject 4 Environmental Cases"

"Coal giant Murray Energy Corp.'s bid to force U.S. EPA to continually evaluate the impacts of its air regulations on the coal industry today came to an end in the Supreme Court.

The lawsuit was one of four environmental law cases that justices declined to take up as they returned from their holiday break.

The court also rejected a key endangered species case, a Clean Air Act case involving contingency measures for reducing air pollution and a California man's quest to overturn a state ban on a type of gold mining.

In the coal industry jobs case, justices rejected Murray's petition that sought to revive a West Virginia federal judge's order requiring EPA to evaluate job losses and other economic impacts on the coal industry."

Amanda Reilly reports for Greenwire January 8, 2018.

Source: Greenwire, 01/09/2018