Judge Tosses Suit Over Baton Rouge Sewage Plants

Law360, New York (May 19, 2011, 3:01 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Tuesday tossed a community group's lawsuit accusing Baton Rouge, La., of violating the Clean Water Act at three sewage treatment plants and breaching a 2002 consent decree with the government regarding improvements to the facilities.

The city and the Parish of East Baton Rouge told U.S. District Judge Brian A. Jackson that the CWA bars such citizen suits in the face of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency enforcement actions, stripping the court of jurisdiction, and that they are on track to complete major...
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