BNSF Railway Wastewater Plan Violated CWA: Judge

Law360, New York (August 19, 2011, 6:23 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in Washington state ruled Friday that BNSF Railway Co. violated the Clean Water Act by failing to honor the terms of a stormwater runoff permit issued by the state to regulate the discharge of pollutants from its Balmer Yard railway hub into the navigable Puget Sound waterways.

U.S. District Judge John C. Coughenour agreed with environmental advocacy group Puget Soundkeeper Alliance that BNSF violated numerous provisions of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit by implementing a pair of Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans...
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Case Information

Case Title

Puget Soundkeeper Alliance v. BNSF Railway Company

Case Number



Washington Western

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters


John C Coughenour

Date Filed

July 30, 2009

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