NY Court Junks Challenge To Wal-Mart Stormwater Plan

Law360, New York (February 22, 2013, 4:33 PM EST) -- A New York appeals court on Thursday upheld a lower court’s judgment that an environmental group lacked standing to challenge a plan that allegedly allows a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. construction site to pollute Tonawanda Creek, the Erie Canal, Lake Ontario and the Niagara River.

Clean Water Advocates of New York Inc. had alleged the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation had erred in approving the retail giant's stormwater pollution prevention plan for its proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter in Lockport, N.Y. But a three-judge appeals panel did...
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