8th Circ. Says P&G, Others Can't Jump Into CWA Suit

Law360, New York (June 22, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has affirmed that sewer rate hikes objected to by companies including Boeing Co. and Pfizer Inc. don't constitute the “imminent injury” required to intervene in a Clean Water Act suit against a utility that issues the businesses discharge permits.

On Monday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit affirmed a lower court's decision denying the bid of industry group Missouri Industrial Energy Consumers to intervene in a CWA suit against Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District.

The group of eight major...
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