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Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards v. Red River Coal Co.

ELR Case

A district court granted summary judgment in favor of a coal company, thereby dismissing environmental groups' CWA claim that the company violated its NPDES permit. The dispute centered on the parties' competing interpretations of a...

H.R. 912, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

H.R. 5176, Committee Action

ELR Congressional Update

Sierra Club v. Jewell

ELR Case

The D.C. Circuit held that environmental groups have standing to challenge DOI's decision to remove the Blair Mountain Battlefield—the site of a large 1921 coal miner uprising in West Virginia—from the National Register of Historic...

Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Inc. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

A district court upheld a dredge-and-fill permit the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued to a mining company allowing it to conduct surface coal mining activities at a proposed 725-acre site in Boone County, West Virginia. Environmental...

National Parks Conservation Ass'n v. Jewell

ELR Case

A district court vacated a 2008 rule issued by the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) that governs the operation of coal mining activities near and through streams. The 2008 rule revised a 1983 rule, retaining...

Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition v. Marfork Coal Co.

ELR Case

A district court held that a coal company discharged excessive amounts of selenium into the waters of West Virginia in violation of the CWA and SMCRA. The environmental group that filed suit against the company has standing, and it...