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unpermitted discharge

Quad Cities Waterkeeper, Inc. v. Ballegeer

ELR Case

A district court held that an Illinois excavation company was liable under the CWA for discharging pollutants into a river without a permit. The company discharged concrete, dirt, and other pollutants on the banks and bed of the Green...

Yadkin Riverkeeper, Inc. v. Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC

ELR Case

A district court denied motions to dismiss environmental groups' CWA citizen suit against an energy company for alleged NPDES permit violations at a retired coal-fired power plant. The groups alleged that the company unlawfully...

Hawai'i Wildlife Fund v. County of Maui

ELR Case

A district court held that a Hawaiian county violated the CWA by discharging effluent without a NPDES permit at two of four injection wells at the Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation Facility. At issue was whether the discharges were from a...

Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards v. A&P Coal Corp.

ELR Case

A district court held that a mining company is liable under the CWA for the unpermitted discharge of selenium at one its surface mines. The company did not dispute that it has been discharging selenium from the mine, nor did it contest...

Garland v. Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board

ELR Case

A California appellate court upheld a local water board's $250,000 administrative civil liability order issued against a developer for CWA permit violations. The board issued the order after concluding that the developer discharged...