High Court Seeks Briefs In Alaska Mine Tailings Suit

Law360, New York (May 4, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has asked lawyers for both Coeur Alaska Inc. and the environmental group opposing a permit that would allow the mining company to release mine tailings into U.S. waters to file briefs addressing whether the permit in question violates the Clean Water Act.

The high court issued an order on Monday, directing the parties to file briefs by May 15 discussing how Coeur Alaska’s proposed discharge of slurry into an Alaskan lake constitutes a violation of Sections 301 or 306 of the Clean...
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