Enviros Say Army Corps' W.Va. Mine Permit Violates CWA

Law360, New York (October 19, 2012, 4:04 PM EDT) -- Several environmental groups on Wednesday hit the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with a lawsuit claiming the agency violated the Clean Water Act by issuing a permit for a large mountaintop removal mine project in West Virginia.

In August the Corps approved Raven Crest Contracting LLC’s permit request to place fill material in 15,079 linear feet of stream in Roundbottom Creek and Mill Branch watersheds near the community of Peytona in conjunction with the mine-through of several streams and the construction of two sediment ponds on...
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Case Information

Case Title

Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Inc. et al v. United States Army Corps of Engineers et al

Case Number



West Virginia Southern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutes: Administrative Procedures Act/Review or Appeal of Agency Decision


John T. Copenhaver, Jr.

Date Filed

October 17, 2012


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