March 25, 2020 / 8:39 PM / 4 days ago

IN BRIEF: Enviros ask SCOTUS to take up Navajo sovereign immunity case

Tribal, regional and national environmental groups have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take up their appeal after a federal appeals court rejected their attempt to halt a coal mining operation on a Navajo reservation in northwest New Mexico last year.

Dine Citizens Against Ruining Our Environment, the Sierra Club and others petitioned for a writ of certiorari on Tuesday, to resolve a circuit split created by a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals 2019 ruling that found the Navajo mine owners have sovereign immunity from the groups’ lawsuit.

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