Aurora Energy Sheds Most Of Coal Dumping Suit

Law360, New York (March 29, 2013, 3:32 PM EDT) -- An Alaska federal judge on Thursday trimmed a suit alleging an Aurora Energy Services LLC rail-to-ship transfer facility has been dumping coal pollution into Resurrection Bay, saying the Clean Water Act does not prohibit two of the three asserted violations.

U.S. District Judge Timothy M. Burgess found that Aurora was shielded from liability under the CWA for coal dust that falls into the bay from a transfer conveyor belt because those discharges were not strictly prohibited in its permits and properly disclosed to the U.S. Environmental...
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Case Title

Alaska Community Action On Toxics et al v. Aurora Energy Services, LLC et al

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Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters


Timothy M. Burgess

Date Filed

December 27, 2009

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