Judge: Groups May Seek Civil Penalties In Coal Ash Groundwater Lawsuit
(September 21, 2016, 1:06 PM EDT) -- NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A judge in Tennessee on Sept. 9 ruled that two environmental groups suing the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) could seek civil penalties but could not demand a jury in their lawsuit against the agency alleging groundwater contamination due to the presence of coal ash in local aquifers (Tennessee Clean Water Network, et al. v. Tennessee Valley Authority, No. 15-424, M.D. Tenn.).
(Opinion available. Document #15-160927-007Z.)
The Tennessee Clean Water Network (TCWN) and the Tennessee Scenic River Association (TSRA), two environmental groups,...