Maple Coal Denied Appeal Bid In Sierra Club Suit

Law360, New York (December 20, 2011, 4:36 PM EST) -- A judge on Monday denied Maple Coal Co.'s bid for interlocutory appeal in a $14 million lawsuit by the Sierra Club for violations of the Clean Water Act, saying the company's questions would have had no bearing on the outcome of the case.

The Sierra Club sued Maple in January, alleging it was violating the Clean Water Act by illegally dumping selenium from its southwestern West Virginia copper mines into nearby federally protected creeks.

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection had filed its own lawsuit...
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Case Information

Case Title

Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Inc. v. Maple Coal Company

Case Number



West Virginia Southern

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters


Robert C. Chambers

Date Filed

January 3, 2011

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