California v. Department of the Navy

ELR Citation: ELR 20618
No(s). C-85-3830-MHP (N.D. Cal. Apr 2, 1986)

The court rules that states may not bring citizen suits under §505(a) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA) or FWPCA §309(d) actions for civil penalties. The court first holds that it lacks jurisdiction under FWPCA §505(a) over a suit brought by California seeking civil penalties for...