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US v. Northshore Mining Co., No. 08-1423

An order holding that certain parts of a 1975 injunction regulating air emissions from defendant's taconite pellet operation at Silver Bay, Minnesota, were moot is affirmed where: 1) defendant-mining company was not aggrieved by the district court's order such that there was jurisdiction over its appeal; 2) similarly, the government is not an aggrieved party and its cross-appeal is dismissed; 3) the court did not abuse its discretion in vacating sua sponte the injunctions' air-emissions provision of the injunction where state and agency regulations parallel the provisions in the injunction.

Read US v. Northshore Mining Co., No. 08-1423

Appellate Information

Submitted: February 11, 2009

Filed: August 17, 2009


Opinion by Judge Gruender