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JUN 14, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Lawsuits in question in West Virginia tank law

(AP) — Industry groups are jittery that if state regulators require the wrong type of permit, companies could be subject to citizen lawsuits under a new environmental law that regulates storage tanks. The tank law calls for new inspections, registrations, inventories and other regulations on aboveground tanks, with the most stringent rules applying to tanks near water supplies. [...] industry groups think it also would unintentionally allow citizen lawsuits and federal Environmental Protection Agency oversight, since that permit falls under the Clean Water Act. "Creating a 'federal right ... Read More

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