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Patriot Coal To Pay $6.5M For CWA Permit Violations

Law360 (February 6, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Patriot Coal Corp. has agreed to pay a $6.5 million civil penalty to resolve allegations by federal and state environmental agencies that the company violated its Clean Water Act permits more than 1,400 times over a five-year period at several coal mines it operates in West Virginia.

The U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection lodged a consent decree stipulating the settlement in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia on Thursday,...
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