Judge Denies Companies’ Motion To Abstain From Clean Water Act Suit

Mealey's (August 10, 2015, 10:11 AM EDT) -- NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A federal judge in Tennessee on Aug. 8 denied a motion to dismiss or, alternatively, to stay a Clean Water Act (CWA) lawsuit brought by an environmental group against two companies accused of violating the terms of an Aquatic Resource Alteration Permit (ARAP) issued by the Tennessee Department of Conservation (TDEC) after finding that the companies’ agreement with the agency to submit monitoring reports does not warrant a stay or the court’s abstention from presiding over the suit (Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility...
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