Sierra Club v. BNSF Railway

ELR Citation: 44 ELR 20051
No(s). C13-0967-JCC (W.D. Wash. Mar 12, 2014) (Coughenour, 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...