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Coal ash settlement believed to be first of its kind in Virginia – $200,000 Settlement (access required)

Defendant owned a commercial property adjacent to the plaintiff’s business in Chesapeake. As part of the construction of a new motel, the defendant dumped toxic coal ash along both sides of the property line. Here, the defendants spread coal ash ...

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Agency Pesticide Opinion ‘Arbitrary,’ Court Says (access required)

A “biological opinion” issued by the National Marine Fisheries Service to the Environmental Protection Agency is arbitrary and capricious under the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. § 706, and the 4th Circuit reverses summary judgment for the Fisheries Service and ...

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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. ...

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