Groups Give Notice of Suit Over Coal Dust

New York Times: An environmental coalition on Monday charged that coal and coal dust spilled from railroad hoppers is polluting the scenic Columbia River Gorge, and pledged to sue mining companies and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad if they do not halt the spills. Representatives of the Sierra Club and other conservation groups said they were invoking a clause in the Clean Water Act that permits lawsuits if those accused of polluting do not remedy environmental problems within 60 days. Each coal train......

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