In the Shadow of the Fourth Circuit: Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition v. United States Army Corps of Engineers

Clark, Sara
February 2008
Ecology Law Quarterly;2008, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p143
Academic Journal
The article presents an analysis regarding the ruling of the Fourth Circuit between the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition (OVEC) v. United States Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) on mountaintop removal coal mining. OVEC argues that the Corps have violated the Clean Water Act (CWA), the National Environment Policy Act (NEPA), and associated regulations and the allegation was supported by the court of Southern District of West Virginia. However, Fourth Circuit overturned the decision, stating that district court failed to give deference to the Corps.


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