Green Groups Threaten Ky. Coal Cos. With CWA Suit

Law360, New York (June 29, 2011, 7:51 PM EDT) -- Environmental groups on Tuesday filed notices that they planned to sue two coal companies in Kentucky for allegedly continuing to violate the Clean Water Act despite a recent $660,000 settlement with state regulators.

A coalition that includes Appalachian Voices Inc., Waterkeeper Alliance Inc., Kentuckians for the Commonwealth Inc. and Kentucky Riverkeeper Inc. issued notices to International Coal Group and Frasure Creek Mining LLC that a citizen suit was necessary to combat the companies' ongoing violations of the CWA.

The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet sued the...
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