Mining Permit Case Stayed Pending Corps' Review

Law360, New York (September 21, 2009, 4:11 PM EDT) -- A judge has stayed a lawsuit challenging a nationwide mining permit over alleged violations of the Clean Water Act because the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers under the Obama administration said it would consider suspending the program.

Judge David L. Bunning ordered the stay and dismissed without prejudice cross motions for summary judgment in his ruling, filed Sept. 18 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.

The case, like two others brought in separate states by Public Justice, a Washington-based national public...
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Case Information

Case Title

Kentucky Riverkeeper, Inc. v. Rowlette et al

Case Number



Kentucky Eastern

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters


David L. Bunning

Date Filed

January 26, 2005


Government Agencies

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