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Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition v. United States Army Corps of Engineers

ELR Case

The Fourth Circuit upheld the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' issuance of a dredge and fill permit to a surface coal mine. Environmental groups challenged the adequacy of the Corps' environmental review, arguing that the Corps violated...

Black Warrior Riverkeeper, Inc. v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

ELR Case

The Eleventh Circuit remanded the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' conclusion that Nationwide Permit 21 (NWP 21), a general permit that allows surface coal mining operations to discharge dredged or fill materials into navigable waters,...

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...