Massive Sewage Upgrade Suit To Move Forward In Pa.

Law360 (April 14, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Environmental guidelines that could leave municipalities in Pennsylvania on the hook for billions of dollars in sewage system upgrades will be reviewed in court, after judges ruled against a bid by the state's Department of Environmental Protection to summarily dismiss a suit against it.

Judges in the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled 5-2 on Tuesday against a DEP motion to summarily dismiss a case that has pitted dozens of municipalities against the state environmental regulator, saying there are issues of fact that need to be decided...
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