Pa. City, Chemical Co. Can't Dodge River Pollution Suit

Law360, New York (August 9, 2013, 6:07 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania magistrate judge Thursday rejected bids by industrial glass and chemicals supplier PPG Industries Inc. and a local borough to dismiss an environmental suit accusing PPG of illegally discharging arsenic, lead, mercury and other pollutants into the Allegheny River.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert C. Mitchell denied motions to dismiss filed by PPG and the Borough of Ford City, rejecting their arguments that plaintiffs PennEnvironment and the Sierra Club lacked standing or that the doctrine of primary jurisdiction barred their suit, which seeks to enjoin PPG...
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