BNSF Must Face Puget Soundkeeper CAA Suit

Law360, New York (August 11, 2010, 3:18 PM EDT) -- BNSF Railway Co. has lost its bid to kill a suit brought by nonprofit green group Puget Soundkeeper Alliance accusing it of discharging pollutants into Washington state surface waters in violation of the Clean Water Act.

Judge John C. Coughenour of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington denied the railway company's motion for summary judgment Tuesday, ruling that BNSF had failed to prove that the case against it was moot.

Judge Coughenour also granted the alliance's motion to lift a stay on...
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