Enviros Win Green Light For FirstEnergy Pollution Suit

Law360, New York (January 4, 2012, 8:11 PM EST) -- A federal judge on Tuesday allowed environmental groups to continue with a lawsuit against a FirstEnergy Corp. affiliate over alleged arsenic pollution at a West Virginia power plant, rejecting the company's contention that the matter would be better handled at the state level.

U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley of the Northern District of West Virginia denied a motion from Monongahela Power Co. and its parent company to dismiss the case, saying the plaintiffs' concerns about excessive arsenic discharges entering local streams and rivers should be...
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