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Pennsylvania v. Allegheny Energy Inc.

A district court rejected a group of mid-Atlantic states' claims that projects undertaken by an energy company at three of its coal-fired power plants in Pennsylvania violated the CAA's prevention of significant deterioration and new...

United States v. Smithfield Foods, Inc.

The court upholds a district court decision finding the owner and operator of two swine slaughtering and processing plants in Virginia liable for violating its national pollutant discharge elimination system (NPDES) permit and for...

United States v. Gulf States Steel Inc.

The court holds an Alabama steel mill liable for 1,000 violations of its national pollutant discharge elimination system (NPDES) permit. The mill's NPDES permit placed effluent limitations on one river outfall and six outfalls within...

Waste Action Project v. Clark County

The court holds that a county violated the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA) by discharging stormwater runoff without a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. The court first holds that environmental...

Amigos Bravos v. Molycorp, Inc.

The court holds that it lacks subject matter jurisdiction to review environmental groups' Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA) citizen suit against a mining company allegedly discharging pollutants from its waste rock piles into...

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

The court holds the operator of a publicly owned treatment works liable under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA) for reporting and national pollutant discharge elimination system (NPDES) permit violations. The court first...

United States v. Penn Hills, Municipality of

The court holds that a municipality is liable for diverting raw sewage from its treatment facilities and for discharging pollutants that exceeded allowable effluent limitations in violation of its national pollutant discharge...

Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper Fund v. Atlanta, City of

The court holds that a city committed multiple violations of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA) by operating several combined sewer overflow (CSO) areas that failed to comply with National Pollutant Discharge Eliminations...

Carson Harbor Village, Ltd. v. Unocal Corp.

The court dismisses a property owner's Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA), and state common-law...