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Citizens for a Better Env't v. Union Oil Co. of Cal.

ELR Citation: ELR 21152
Nos. 95-15139, 83 F.3d 1111/42 ERC 1737/(9th Cir., 05/13/1996) Affirmed

The court holds that a petroleum refinery's payment of $780,000 to settle violations of a national pollutant discharge elimination system (NPDES) permit in exchange for the California Regional Water Quality Control Board's extension of an interim effluent standard deadline does not bar a citizen suit to enforce a final effluent standard in the r...

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