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H.R. 2626

ELR Congressional Update

S. 1372

ELR Congressional Update

H.R. 6835

ELR Congressional Update

Maine: Waste (generally)

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Sierra Club v. Virginia Electric & Power Company

ELR Case

The Fourth Circuit held that seepage from a coal-fired power plant did not violate §301 of the CWA, which prohibits the unauthorized discharge of any pollutant into navigable waters. An environmental group argued that the plant's...

Upstate Forever v. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.

ELR Case

The Fourth Circuit held that citizens may bring suit alleging a violation of the CWA when the source of the pollution is no longer releasing the pollutant, but the pollutant continues to be discharged into surface waterways via...

Sweet Lake Land & Oil Co. v. Oleum Operating Co.

ELR Case

A Louisiana appeals court held that an oil company's oilfield cleanup plan was properly rejected by a trial court. An oil company sued a larger oil company alleging environmental damage to its property caused by decades of oil and gas...

Colorado: Quality

ELR State Update Item

Emhart Industries Inc. v. New England Container Co.

ELR Case

A district court held that an industrial chemical company is not liable for fines for refusing to comply with an administrative order under CERCLA. In an previous decision, the company was found jointly and severally liable for the...

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