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Court throws out Trump attempt to open millions of acres of sage grouse critical habitat to mining

A federal judge on Thursday ruled against a Trump administration decision to open up 10 million acres of land to mining that had previously been protected as habitat for the sage grouse bird.


Lynn Winmill, a federal judge in Idaho, ruled that the administration did not sufficiently justify its decision to remove the protections given to the area.


https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/538669-court-nixes-trump-move-to-open-10m-acres-to-mining

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