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Coal Company’s ‘Permit Shield’ Defense Denied (access required)

A & G Coal Corporation may not assert a “permit shield” defense for discharges of selenium as it failed to disclose the presence or absence of this pollutant during the application process for a permit under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System; the 4th Circuit affirms judgment for plaintiff environmental groups challenging the coal company’s ...