Enviros Sue Mining Co. Over Alabama River Pollution

Law360, New York (September 13, 2011, 10:15 PM EDT) -- Two Alabama environmental groups on Tuesday sued a coal mining company for allegedly polluting the state's Hurricane Creek and Black Warrior River by regularly violating the Clean Water Act's New Source Performance Standards.

According to the complaint, brought by the nonprofits Friends of Hurricane Creek and Black Warrior Riverkeeper, coal mining company Black Warrior Minerals Inc. has committed more than 1,200 violations of the CWA's standards over the past five years in the operation of its Fleetwood Mine in Tuscaloosa County.

The pollutants from the mine...
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