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Environmental – Clean Water Act – Discharge Permit (access required)

A West Virginia state environmental protection agency must obtain pollutant discharge permits under the Clean Water Act to pursue its reclamation efforts at abandoned coal mining sites; the CWA has no exception to the permit requirement for state agency reclamation efforts, the 4th Circuit says. The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) appeals an injunction ...