Supreme Court Refuses To Review Mining Ban

On its first day of the new session, the U.S. Supreme Court is denying to take on of a case centered on mining around the Grand Canyon.  The Obama administration put about one million acres near the national park off-limits to new mining claims in 2012.  

The mining industry asked the Supreme Court in March to review the ban, saying it was based on an unconstitutional provision of federal law.  

The high court is declining to review the ban.

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