BNSF Railway Settles Wash. CWA Suit For $2.5M

Law360, New York (February 15, 2012, 3:26 PM EST) -- A federal judge in Washington state on Tuesday approved a $2.5 million settlement in Puget Soundkeeper Alliance's suit accusing BNSF Railway Co. of allowing wastewater pollutants to filter into surface waters in violation of the Clean Water Act.

U.S. District Judge John C. Coughenour entered a consent decree in which Berkshire Hathaway Inc. subsidiary BNSF agreed to pay $1.5 million to an environmental charity, The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment, and $1 million in fees and costs to plaintiffs counsel Smith & Lowney PLLC....
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Case Information

Case Title

Puget Soundkeeper Alliance v. BNSF Railway Company

Case Number



Washington Western

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters


John C Coughenour

Date Filed

July 30, 2009

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