Patriot Coal Can't Shake Enviros' Selenium Dumping Suit

Law360, New York (December 8, 2011, 8:39 PM EST) -- A federal judge on Wednesday rejected a request by Patriot Coal Corp. and three subsidiaries to throw out a citizen environmental suit alleging the companies dumped illegal amounts of selenium into waters near mining sites in West Virginia.

U.S. District Judge Robert Chambers denied a motion by Patriot Coal and the three subsidiaries to dismiss the suit, ruling that the plaintiffs — a trio of environmental organizations — had standing to pursue their claims.

The Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition Inc., the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy Inc....
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Case Information

Case Title

Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Inc. et al v. Apogee Coal Company, LLC et al

Case Number



West Virginia Southern

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters


Robert C. Chambers

Date Filed

February 18, 2011

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