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state water quality standards

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...

Patriot Mining Co. v. Sierra Club

ELR Case

A West Virginia court reversed a decision by the state environmental quality board in which it remanded a NPDES permit for a mining company to the state environmental agency for further review and analysis. The board's decision not to...