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Environmentalists May File CWA Suit Against ‘Gob Piles’ (access required)

A Big Stone Gap U.S. District Court says plaintiff environmental group has stated a claim under the Clean Water Act for redress against a mining operator for discharges from coal mine “gob piles,” as the CWA allows citizen enforcement suits. Gob piles are piles of waste composed of coal mixed with mining by-products. They usually are ...