Pa. Sues Consol Over 2009 Fish Kill

Law360, New York (September 7, 2011, 4:15 PM EDT) -- Pennsylvania environmental regulators sued Consol Energy Inc. in state court on Wednesday, further fallout from the energy company's alleged fouling of a Monongahela River tributary in both Pennsylvania and West Virginia in 2009 that led to a massive fish kill.

The suit, lodged by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, claims that discharges from a Consol coal mine into Dunkard Creek contributed to the deaths of thousands of fish, mussels and amphibians. It comes just months after Consol paid a $5.5 million civil penalty to settle...
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