CWA Suit Over Wash. Mine Suffers Setback

Law360, New York (June 4, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A judge has ruled that an environmental group can't pursue a lawsuit seeking to hold the U.S. Forest Service liable for pollution from an abandoned mine site in a national forest in Washington state because the site is already the subject of a cleanup plan under the Superfund law.

Judge John C. Coughenour, of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, ruled Tuesday that the court doesn't have jurisdiction over the lawsuit filed by the Washington Environmental Council because the Comprehensive Environmental Response...
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