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Water quality standards

Montana Environmental Information Center v. Montana Department of Environmental Quality

A Montana court vacated and remanded a water discharge permit that the state's environmental agency issued to a coal mine in southeastern Montana. The agency's decisions are arbitrary and not supported by the law, and when viewed in its...

American Wildlands v. Browner

The court holds that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) did not act arbitrarily or capriciously in approving Montana's water quality standards exempting nonpoint sources of pollution from antidegradation review or in...

American Wildlands v. Browner

The court upholds the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) approval of several Montana water quality standards. The court first holds that the environmental organizations challenging EPA's approval have standing. The...