Mich. High Court Says State Can't Appeal CWA Ruling

Law360, New York (June 24, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a victory for the Sierra Club, the Michigan Supreme Court has declined to hear the state's appeal of a judgment that its discharge permit program for large-scale animal farms violates the Clean Water Act by failing to regulate manure pollution.

In a 5-2 order on Tuesday, the Michigan high court denied the state's bid for an appeal of the State of Michigan Court of Appeals' judgment against the state's Department of Environmental Quality.

That judgment reversed a state court's decision in favor of DEQ's rejection...
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