Consol Mining Unit Hit With Water Contamination Suit

Law360, New York (August 9, 2013, 7:23 PM EDT) -- The Sierra Club and two state environmental groups are targeting another mountaintop removal coal mining facility for allegedly contaminating local streams, lodging a suit against a Consol Energy Inc. affiliate in West Virginia federal court on Thursday.

Mine runoff from a Fola Coal Co. LLC site has sent dangerous levels of sulfates and other dissolved solids into a local tributary, harming aquatic populations and violating the state's water quality standards, according to the complaint.

The environmental groups, which include the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition and West...
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Case Information

Case Title

Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition et al v. Fola Coal Company, LLC

Case Number



West Virginia Southern

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters


Robert C. Chambers

Date Filed

August 8, 2013

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