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77 FR 75429

ELR Federal Agency Update

Native Village of Kivalina IRA Council v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit upheld an EPA Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) order denying a native village's petition for review of an NPDES permit authorizing the discharge of wastewater from an Alaskan lead and zinc mine. The village failed to...

77 FR 47380

ELR Federal Agency Update

Upper Blackstone Water Pollution Abatement District v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

The First Circuit denied a petition challenging an EPA NPDES permit setting forth discharge limits for nitrogen, phosphorous, and aluminum for a large sewage treatment plant along the Blackstone River in Massachusetts. A water district...

Voices of the Wetlands v. State Water Resources Control Board

ELR Case

California's highest court upheld a regional water board's issuance of a NPDES permit authorizing a power plant to draw cooling water from an adjacent harbor and slough. An environmental group filed suit, claiming that the permit did...

Alaska Community Action on Toxics v. Aurora Energy Services LLC

ELR Case

A district court held that environmental groups may go forward with their claims that coal-contaminated dust, slurry, water, and snow is being discharged from a coal loading facility into a bay in violation of the CWA. Although...