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83 FR 58299

ELR Federal Agency Update

Tennessee Clean Water Network v. Tennessee Valley Authority

ELR Case

The Sixth Circuit held that seepage from a coal-fired power plant adjacent to the Cumberland River did not violate the CWA. Environmental groups argued that the plant violated the CWA by leaking pollutants without a permit from its...

Kentucky Waterways Alliance v. Kentucky Utilities Company

ELR Case

The Sixth Circuit held that seepage from a coal-fired power plant that reached a nearby lake violated RCRA, but not the CWA. Environmental groups argued that the chemicals being stored in coal ash ponds contaminated the surrounding...

S. 3381

ELR Congressional Update

California: Mining

ELR State Update Item

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection v. Amerada Hess Corp.

ELR Case

A district court held that gas companies will have to face monetary compensation claims under the the New Jersey Spill Act for releases at five sites. The case concerns releases of Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) at five gas stations...

Orange Cty. Water Dist. v. Sabic Innovative Plastics US, LLC

ELR Case

A California appellate court held that the Water District of Orange County may pursue state Superfund claims for groundwater contamination. In 1998, the District discovered two VOCs in groundwater drawn from the South Basin area. In...

Mid-Monmouth Realty Assocs. v. Metallurgical Indus., Inc.

ELR Case

A New Jersey appellate court ruled that an insurance company must indemnify a realty company for soil removal connected to groundwater contamination at one of its properties. By merger, the realty company became the successor in...

H.R. 1969, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update