Federal Judge Finds EPA Exceeded Authority By Modifying Discharge Permit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A federal judge in the District of Columbia on March 22 awarded summary judgment to a mining company after finding that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency exceeded its authority when it modified a Clean Water Act (CWA) permit issued to the company that revoked the company's ability to discharge waste material into two tributaries (Mingo Logan Coal Company Inc. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,  No. 10-0541, D. D.C.; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 39967).

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