Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Judge: Groups Have Standing To Bring Clean Water Act Suit

Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Judge: Groups Have Standing To Bring Clean Water Act Suit

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A federal judge in West Virginia on July 30 awarded partial summary judgment to three environmental groups on the issue of jurisdiction, finding that they have standing to bring claims against Foal Coal Co. LLC for allegedly violating the Clean Water Act (CWA) and Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) (Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, et al. v. Foal Coal Company LLC, No. 13-5006, S.D. W.Va.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 103634).

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