Sierra Club v. Virginia Electric & Power Company

ELR Citation: 48 ELR 20162
No(s). 17-1895 (4th Cir. Sep 12, 2018)

The Fourth Circuit held that seepage from a coal-fired power plant did not violate Ā§301 of the CWA, which prohibits the unauthorized discharge of any pollutant into navigable waters. An environmental group argued that the plant's landfill and settling ponds qualified as point sources from which ars...