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High Court Hears Mining Co.'s Bid To Dump In Lake

Law360 (January 12, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Lawyers for Coeur Alaska Inc. and the U.S. government argued Monday before the U.S. Supreme Court that the mining company should be able to dump waste from a gold mine into an Alaskan lake even though it would kill all aquatic life there.

At issue is whether the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers can distribute a permit for a discharge of fill material under the Clean Water Act when the discharge does not comply with pollution limitations governed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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