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United States v. Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer Dist.

The Eighth Circuit affirmed a lower court decision denying a business trade association's motion to intervene in a CWA enforcement action filed against a local sewer district by Missouri and the United States. The complaint alleges that...

Friends of the Earth v. Gaston Copper Recycling Corp.

The court reverses a district court decision that environmental groups failed to demonstrate injury-in-fact and, therefore, do not have standing to bring a citizen suit under the Clean Water Act against a nonferrous metal smelting...

Friends of the Earth v. Gaston Copper Recycling Corp.

The court holds that environmental groups lacked standing to pursue Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA) claims against a smelting facility that allegedly violated its national pollutant discharge elimination system (NPDES)...

San Francisco Baykeeper v. Vallejo Sanitation & Flood Control Dist.

The court holds that an environmental group has standing to seek civil penalties from a sanitation and flood control district for present and future violations of its Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA) national pollutant...

Informed Citizens United, Inc. v. USX Corp.

The court grants summary judgment to a company that allegedly violated its Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA) §404 permit by filling wetlands in contradiction of its mitigation plan. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers authorized...

Natural Resources Defense Council v. Southwest Marine, Inc.

The court holds that environmental groups may seek civil penalties based on allegations of a shipyard's continuing Federal Water Pollution Control Act violations that contribute to specific injuries. The court first holds that Steel Co...

Natural Resources Defense Council v. Southwest Marine, Inc.

The court holds that citizens have standing to seek civil monetary penalties against a private shipyard for past and present Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA) violations. The court denies the shipyard's motion in limine...

Wademan v. Concra

The court holds that a husband and wife lacked standing under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA), and the Resource Conservation and...

Russian River Watershed Protection Comm. v. Santa Rosa, City of

The court holds that the executive officer of a regional board had the discretion to determine a city's method of compliance with national pollutant discharge elimination system (NPDES) permits. The court first holds that the district...