Army Corps Shakes Suit Over Wastewater Pipeline Permit

Law360, New York (April 11, 2013, 7:59 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge ruled Wednesday that the U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers followed proper procedures when it signed off on an wastewater pipeline project near the Ouachita River, finding that two Louisiana environmental groups failed to show how the agency violated permit requirements.

The agency lawfully gave El Dorado Water Utilities the green light to construct a 23.5-mile pipeline along the Arkansas-Louisiana border, which would transport treated wastewater into the Ouachita River, according to U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly's order granting summary judgment.

The opposing...
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