Enviro Groups Booted From Alpha Selenium Suit

Law360, New York (August 23, 2013, 1:04 PM EDT) -- A West Virginia federal judge on Thursday booted three environmental groups from a suit against a pair of Alpha Natural Resources Inc. mining units accused of dumping toxic selenium into nearby waterways, saying they haven’t shown they were injured by the alleged pollution.

U.S. District Judge Robert C. Chambers found that the Sierra Club, the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition Inc. and the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy Inc. lack standing to bring claims against Alpha unit Marfork Coal Co. Inc., but determined that Coal River Mountain Watch...
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Case Information

Case Title

Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Inc. v. Marfork Coal Company, Inc.

Case Number



West Virginia Southern

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters


Robert C. Chambers

Date Filed

May 9, 2012

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