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The Battle of New Orleans circa 2011 (access required)

Three weeks ago, Jeffrey A. Breit sat down in New Orleans to take the deposition of Richard Lynch, the man in charge of all drilling operations for global energy giant British Petroleum. Late last month, Breit battled BP in New ...

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Citizen Groups and ‘River Runner’ Have Standing (access required)

The 4th Circuit says two environmental groups have standing to prosecute a citizen suit alleging defendant Gaston Copper Recycling Corporation violated the Clean Water Act, even after the death of the member of one of the groups who established standing ...

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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 ...

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Environmental – Groundwater Contamination – Clean-Up – Indemnification (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court follows up on an earlier decision construing a 1996 Agreement between the parties’ predecessors and a 2006 Amendment between the parties that involved the sale of a Richmond manufacturing facility that requires a groundwater treatment ...

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Environmental – Clean Water Act – Wastewater Discharge – Historic Preservation Act (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court grants defendant Environmental Protection Agency’s motion to dismiss plaintiff Historic Green Springs Inc.’s challenge to issuance of a permit that allegedly allowed discharge of treated sewage into an impoundment of a creek. Historic Green Springs ...

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Environmental – TVA Plants – Emissions Controls – Public Nuisance (access required)

The 4th Circuit reverses a district court’s injunction requiring immediate installation of emissions controls at four TVA electricity generating plants, based on the district court’s finding that emissions from TVA plants constituted a public nuisance in North Carolina. The Tennessee ...

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