Enviros Lack Standing To Wage CWA Fight: Allegheny Unit

Law360, New York (November 18, 2011, 1:48 PM EST) -- An Allegheny Energy Inc. unit asked a federal judge on Thursday to dismiss a suit filed by conservation groups over alleged arsenic discharges in West Virginia waters, contending the groups neglected to show that their members have a stake in those waters.

The Sierra Club and two West Virginia conservation groups made broad claims that their members “boat, fish, wade, observe wildlife and/or otherwise use” the waters, but those groups neglected to identify even one allegedly affected member, Monongahela Power Co. said in a court filing...
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Case Information

Case Title

West Virginia Highlands Conservancy et al v. Monongahela Power Co

Case Number



West Virginia Northern

Nature of Suit

893(Environmental Matters)


District Judge Irene M. Keeley

Date Filed

May 9, 2011

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