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selenium discharges

Sierra Club v. ICG Hazard, LLC

ELR Case

The Sixth Circuit held that the CWA's permit shield protects a surface coal mining company from liability for selenium discharges. The company, which operates under a state-issued general NPDES permit, discharged selenium into...

Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Inc. v. Fola Coal Co., LLC

ELR Case

A district court held that an environmental group may seek injunctive relief and civil penalties against a mining company previously held liable for the unpermitted discharge of selenium into U.S. waters even though the company has...

Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition v. Alex Energy, Inc.

ELR Case

A district court held that a mining company allowed excessive amounts of selenium to be discharged from one of its surface coal mine operations in violation of the CWA and SMCRA. The company's state permit does not explicitly impose...