Enviros Target Consol In Latest Selenium Pollution Suit

Law360, New York (July 30, 2012, 5:38 PM EDT) -- In their latest effort to tackle alleged selenium pollution from mining operations, the Sierra Club and two local environmental groups lodged a Clean Water Act suit against a Consol Energy Inc. affiliate in West Virginia federal court on Thursday.

The environmental groups are accusing mining company Fola Coal Co. LLC of discharging unlawful amounts of the toxic mineral into U.S. waters in violation of state and federal environmental laws and in breach of the company's pollution discharge elimination system permits, citing data from the company's own...
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