Clean Water Act

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9:09 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Environmentalists Announce Water Pollution Lawsuit Over Escaped Coal

Laura James pulls a piece of black porous rock from the water beneath the railroad bridge in Ballard in Seattle.
Lamont Granquist

Environmental groups have collected samples of black rock collected in water bodies along train tracks in the Northwest and found that some of that rock is coal. The Sierra Club, Puget Soundkeeper Alliance, Columbia Riverkeeper and other environmental groups have sent a notice of intent to sue BNSF Railway and several coal companies for violations of the Clean Water Act.

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