Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition v. Elk Run Coal Co.

ELR Citation: 44 ELR 20124
No(s). 3:12-0785 (S.D. W. Va. Jun 4, 2014) (Chambers, J.)

A district court held that mining companies discharged excessive amounts of ionic pollution, measured as conductivity, into the waters of West Virginia in violation of their federal NPDES and state surface mining permits. The companies argued that the court could not rule in the groups' favor becaus...