Sierra Club v. BNSF Railway Co.

ELR Citation: 44 ELR 20005
No(s). 1:13-cv-00272 (E.D. Wash. Jan 2, 2014) (Suko, J.)

A district court held that environmental groups may go forward with their CWA lawsuit against a rail carrier for allowing coal dust from open-top rail cars to be released into U.S. waterways. At issue was whether coal dust from rail cars that falls onto land, rather than directly into the waters, of...