Massey Says $20M EPA Deal Precludes Selenium Suit

Law360, New York (April 8, 2011, 3:06 PM EDT) -- Subsidiaries of Massey Energy Co. argued on Thursday in West Virginia that a $20 million settlement with federal regulators precludes a current suit by environmental groups over selenium pollution.

Massey subsidiaries Independence Coal Co. Inc. and Jacks Branch Coal Co. filed a motion for summary judgment in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, saying a 2008 settlement over pollution violations with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency precluded the suit.

Massey is battling the Sierra Club, Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition Inc., West...
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Case Information

Case Title

Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Inc. et al v. Independence Coal Co. et al

Case Number



West Virginia Southern

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters


Robert C. Chambers

Date Filed

June 17, 2010

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