West Virginia Highlands Conservancy, Inc. v. Huffman

ELR Citation: 40 ELR 20014
No(s). 09-1474 (4th Cir. Nov 8, 2010)

The Fourth Circuit upheld an injunction requiring the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to obtain NPDES permits for reclamation efforts at abandoned coal mining sites. The text of the CWA, as well as corresponding EPA regulations, confirm that the permit requirements apply...