Wisconsin Resources Protection Council v. Flambeau Mining Co

ELR Citation: 43 ELR 20197
No(s). 12-2969 (7th Cir. Aug 15, 2013)

The Seventh Circuit reversed a lower court decision finding a Wisconsin mine operator liable under the CWA for discharging copper into navigable waters without a permit. The CWA's permit shield provision provides that if a NPDES permit holder discharges pollutants in accordance with the terms of its...