Coal Cos. Still Violating CWA Despite Deal: Enviros

Law360, Chicago (October 26, 2011, 4:28 PM EDT) -- Environmental groups sued two coal companies in Kentucky on Tuesday for allegedly continuing to violate the Clean Water Act despite a recent $660,000 settlement deal with state regulators that the green groups claim is too lax.

A coalition that includes Appalachian Voices Inc., Waterkeeper Alliance Inc., Kentuckians for the Commonwealth Inc. and Kentucky Riverkeeper Inc., along with several Kentucky residents, slapped Frasure Creek Mining LLC and International Coal Group with citizen suits seeking relief for their allegedly "chronic, frequent and ongoing violations" of the CWA and...
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