Judge: Official’s Intervention In Permit Process Did Not Violate Company’s Rights
(November 2, 2016, 1:29 PM EDT) -- WHEELING, W.Va. — A federal judge in the West Virginia on Oct. 31 ruled that a local official who sought to stop a company from obtaining a permit to store hydraulic fracturing waste did not violate the company’s constitutional rights when he intervened in the permit approval process (Lackawanna Transport Company v. William J. Hughes, No. 16-19, N.D. W.Va.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 150467).
(Opinion available. Document #94-161108-012Z.)
Lackawanna Transport Co. owns and operates a landfill in Wetzel County, W.Va. In 2013, Lackawanna filed...