Massey May Face Suits Over Polluted Waterways

Law360, New York (January 11, 2010, 4:14 PM EST) -- A coalition of environmental groups has threatened to hit Massey Energy Co. with a lawsuit over more than 12,000 Clean Water Act and surface mining law violations the coal producer allegedly committed by dumping pollution into West Virginia's Appalachian waterways.

The Sierra Club, the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Coal River Mountain Watch and the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy sent a notice of intent to Massey on Thursday, saying they plan to file a citizen's suit seeking civil penalties and an injunction if Massey does not bring...
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