Settlement ends Kinder Morgan groundwater litigation

October 29, 2020
A settlement between environmental groups and pipeline company Kinder Morgan creating a $1.5 million gasoline spill cleanup fund has ended litigation that was one of the first applications of a new Supreme Court precedent on when pollutants in groundwater might need a Clean Water Act (CWA) permit. Environmental groups Upstate Forever and Savannah Riverkeeper Oct. 27 asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit to dismiss their suit against Kinder Morgan, following the announcement of their settlement. The...

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