$4M Arch Coal Pollution Deal OK’d As Enviros Back Down

Law360, New York (November 7, 2011, 8:07 PM EST) -- A West Virginia federal judge on Monday signed off on a $4 million settlement between Arch Coal Inc. and the government over Clean Water Act violations after three environmental groups withdrew their objections to the settlement.

The consent decree includes a $4 million civil penalty against Arch Coal, to be split between the federal government and the states of West Virginia and Kentucky. Arch must also institute a compliance management system to dramatically cut pollutant discharge levels at four of its mining operations.

The settlement was...
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Case Information

Case Title

United States of America et al v. Arch Coal, Inc. et al

Case Number



West Virginia Southern

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters


John T. Copenhaver, Jr.

Date Filed

February 28, 2011

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