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Groups Support Decision By PA Dept. of Environmental Protection
Requiring Little Blue Run Coal Ash Dump Closure


State Files First-Ever State Lawsuit at Coal Ash Dump for Causing Potential “Imminent and Substantial Endangerment”; Action Came Late Friday 59 Days After EIP and Public Justice Filed 60-Day Notice of Intent to Sue the Nation’s Largest Coal Ash Pond

July 30, 2012

Pennsylvania and national groups today are calling attention to a major court filing made late Friday by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) that will result in the closure of Little Blue Run, the nation’s largest coal ash impoundment. The state action filed the first-ever lawsuit against a coal ash dump operator for causing a potential “imminent and substantial endangerment” to human health and the environment by operating the nation’s largest coal ash impoundment, Little Blue Run, which spans the Pennsylvania-West Virginia border.

For the press release, click here.

For a copy of the Complaint PA DEP filed against FirstEnergy, click here.

For a copy of the Consent Decree, click here.

For a copy of the Notice of Intent to Sue Letter issued by EIP and Public Justice on behalf of LBRAG, see here: http://www.environmentalintegrity.org/news_reports/05_30_2012.php

For comments on the consent decree submitted by EIP and Public Justice on LBRAG's behalf, please click here.