Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition v. Fola Coal Co.

ELR Citation: 45 ELR 20026
No(s). 2:13-5006 (S.D. W. Va. Jan 27, 2015) (Chambers, C.J.)

A district court held a West Virginia coal mine liable under the CWA for discharging excessive amounts of ionic pollution, measured as conductivity and sulfates, into the waters of West Virginia in violation of its NPDES permits. Environmental groups established, by a preponderance of the evidence, ...