Currents - Energy Industry Insights - June 2019 #2

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Environmental Groups Accuse Multiple Mining Sites of Violating Federal Regulations -

"Allegations of 'egregious' violations of the federal Clean Water Act and the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act could be included in forthcoming lawsuits against operators of more than a dozen facilities in West Virginia and other states."

Why this is important: Environmental groups, including the Sierra Club, have sent 60-day notices of intent to sue to dozens of mines, preparation plants, power plants, and chloride plants in West Virginia and other coal states, alleging Clean Water Act and Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act violations. Notices were also sent to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency....

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