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White Plains Housing Authority v. BP Products North America Inc.

ELR Case

A district court held that an oil company was liable for a plume of gasoline beneath a former gasoline station that was migrating toward nearby housing units in White Plains, New York. A housing authority brought claims under RCRA,...

Schmucker v. Johnson Controls, Inc.

ELR Case

A district court denied injunctive relief to residents in a lawsuit concerning soil and groundwater contamination at and adjacent to a manufacturing facility in Goshen, Indiana. Residents living adjacent to the facility brought a...

West Virginia State University Board of Governors v. Dow Chemical Co.

ELR Case

A district court granted a university board of governors' motion to remand to state court a lawsuit concerning groundwater contamination beneath university land from a nearby facility. The board filed suit in state court, arguing that...

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...