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Environmental Groups Sue White House Over Approved Utah Mining Project

Environmental organizations are suing the Trump administration over the approval a coal-mining project near a national park in southern Utah.

A coalition of groups including the National Parks Conservation Association filed the lawsuit this week in federal court in Utah.

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They argue that the approval failed to assess the environmental impact of coal mining.

The U.S. Department of the Interior announced the mining project earlier this year, declaring “the war on coal is over” and that new jobs would be created.

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