Sierra Club v. ICG Hazard, LLC

ELR Citation: 45 ELR 20022
No(s). 13-5086 (6th Cir. Jan 27, 2015)

The Sixth Circuit held that the CWA's permit shield protects a surface coal mining company from liability for selenium discharges. The company, which operates under a state-issued general NPDES permit, discharged selenium into surrounding water. Although the permit did not specify effluent limitatio...