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No ‘Permit Shield’ Defense for Coal Mine (access required)

Although defendant coal mining company’s discharge permit says nothing about selenium, that omission does not allow the company to invoke the “permit shield” defense to this suit alleging illegal discharge of selenium, and the Big Stone Gap U.S. District Court grants plaintiff environmental groups’ motion for summary judgment in their suit under the Clean Water ...

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