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Enviro Hits Biomass Co. With Stormwater Pollution Suit

Law360, New York (August 26, 2016, 4:55 PM EDT) -- A nonprofit environmental group hit Blue Lake Power LLC with a lawsuit in California federal court Thursday, alleging unchecked stormwater runoff from the biomass facility sends unlawful amounts of pollution into waters that run to the Pacific Ocean.

The Ecological Rights Foundation, which goes by EcoRights, said in the citizen suit that stormwater runoff from the biomass generation facility violated the Clean Water Act by routinely sending high levels of total suspended solids, iron, total organic compounds, biological oxygen demand and chemical oxygen demand into the Mad River, which flows to the Pacific Ocean.

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California Northern

Nature of Suit

893(Environmental Matters)

Date Filed

August 25, 2016