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Water pollution

Phillip Morris USA, Inc. v. Chesapeake Bay Found.

The Virginia Supreme Court held that an environmental group has standing to appeal the State Water Control Board's approval of a wastewater discharge permit affecting the James River. The State Water Control Law authorizes...

Adams v. Star Enter.

The court holds that under Virginia law owners of land near an underground oil spill from an oil distribution facility may not recover damages for diminution in property value or fear of negative health effects. The court first holds...