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Consent decrees

Mountaintop Mining and U.S. EPA's Proposed Rule Change: A Giant Step Backward for the Clean Water Act

Imagine that new neighbors move in next door and begin building an addition on their home that blocks the sun, crowds your property, and obstructs you view of the park down the street. Unpleasant? Now imagine that the rights to mine the...

Bragg v. Robertson

The court accepts and enters a consent decree between a citizen group and West Virginia's environmental agency that commits the agency to strengthen the application and oversight of the state's surface coal mining program authorized...