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EQT Production Company v. Department of Environmental Protection

A Pennsylvania court affirmed the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board's civil penalty assessment against a natural gas exploration company for violating the state Clean Streams Law. The company argued there was insufficient...

EQT Production Co. v. Department of Environmental Protection

Pennsylvania's highest court held that the $10,000/day civil penalty under the Clean Streams Law does not apply to each day that pollutants leaked from an impoundment remain in the groundwater and then leach into other waters of the...

Sierra Club v. Virginia Electric and Power Co.

A district court ruled that a Virginia power plant is not liable for CWA penalties associated with its release of coal ash into nearby waters. The case concerns coal ash piles that leached arsenic and other heavy metals into groundwater...

State v. Atlantic Richfield Co.

The Vermont Supreme Court affirmed a lower court decision dismissing as untimely the state's claims against a number of companies for generalized injury to state waters due to groundwater contamination from methyl tertiary butyl ether,...

Chevron U.S.A. Inc. v. Apex Oil Co.

A district court granted in part motions to dismiss an oil company's OPA, Pipeline Safety Act, and Maryland state-law claims against the alleged owners and operators of an underground pipeline in southeast Baltimore. The company filed...

In re Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether Products Liability Litigation

A district court held that a natural resource damages (NRD) settlement agreement between New Jersey and an oil company for methyl tertiary butyl ether groundwater contamination bars the state from seeking product liability claims...

In re Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether Products Liability Litigation

A district court dismissed New Jersey's claims against an oil company for groundwater contamination stemming from the company's use and handling of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE). The state failed to allege that the company supplied...

Preisler v. Kuettel's Septic Service, LLC

A Wisconsin appellate court held that insurance companies have no duty to defend a septic pumping service in an underlying case concerning well water contamination. Dairy farmers filed suit against the service for alleged well water...

Jones v. United States

A district court held that North Carolina's general 10-year statute of repose does not bar a woman's lawsuit against the United States for injuries stemming from exposure to contaminated drinking water at a military base in North...