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4th Cir.: Pleading standard clarified for CWA discharge claims (access required)

On an issue of first impression in this circuit, plaintiffs in citizen suits under the Clean Water Act must allege a “direct hydrological connection” between ground water and navigable waters in order to state a claim for a discharge of ...

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SCV: Code provides options for large renewable-energy consumers (access required)

High-demand customers can purchase renewable energy from competitive service providers under a statutory framework for “individual retail customers.” Background This appeal presents the question whether certain large electricity consumers can purchase electricity from any licensed supplier of energy in the ...

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WDVA: Immediate easement possession for pipeline co. (access required)

This court’s order of Jan. 31 granting Mountain Valley Pipeline immediate possession to numerous easements in the construction pathway of a FERC-approved pipeline was conditioned on its first presenting sufficient additional evidence that satisfies the constitutional requirements of eminent domain. ...

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Consent Decree OK’d for DuPont’s Mercury Damage (access required)

A Harrisonburg U.S. District Court approves a $42 million proposed Consent Decree between the federal and state governments and DuPont over damage to natural resources arising from DuPont’s twenty-year use of mercury in the manufacture of acetate fibers at its ...

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