Clean Water Act violations News

Steel Mill Sued over Chemical Spill in Indiana Lake

Two environmental groups are suing a steelmaker for allegedly violating the Clean Water Act at its northwestern Indiana facility more than 100 times in the past five years, including an August spill that killed more than 3,000 fish. The Environmental …

Natural Gas Company to Pay $3.15M Fine for Polluting West Virginia Waterways

A Colorado-based natural gas producer has agreed to pay a $3.15 million civil penalty to resolve pollution violations at 32 drilling sites in West Virginia. The U.S. Department of Justice says in a news release the agency and the West …

18 States, Business Groups Oppose Coal Ash Cleanup Order at Tennessee Utility

Eighteen states, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, national coal industry interests and more than a dozen other groups are urging an appeals court to overturn a coal ash cleanup order at a federal utility’s Tennessee plant, contending the decision will …

Tennessee Valley Authority Appeals Judge’s Order to Remove Coal Ash

A federal utility is appealing a judge’s order to excavate and move its coal ash at a Tennessee power plant. In Nashville federal court Monday, the Tennessee Valley Authority filed an appeal notice over its Gallatin Fossil Plant outside Nashville. …

Judge Orders Tennessee Valley Authority to Remove Coal Ash at Power Plant

A federal judge on Friday ordered the nation’s largest public utility to dig up its coal ash at a Tennessee power plant and move it to a lined waste site where it doesn’t risk further polluting the Cumberland River. U.S. …

Tennessee Valley Authority, Environmental Groups Await Decision on Pollution Case

The Tennessee Valley Authority finished a four-day trial Thursday in which environmental groups accuse the utility’s power plant outside Nashville, Tennessee, of illegally polluting the Cumberland River with coal ash. Still, a decision in the case may not come for …