Is 'The Government Said I Could' A Civil Liability Defense?

By Mitchell Morris (October 11, 2019, 1:50 PM EDT) -- Recently, the Western District of Virginia issued a decision in Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards v. Red River Coal Co. Inc. finding that a mine operator was not liable under the federal Clean Water Act and other statutes for certain nonpermitted discharges, pursuant to the so-called "permit shield" defense under the CWA.[1]...

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