Legal Docket Work
Tennessee Riverkeeper seeks to address pollution by the most effective means, including litigation when appropriate.
Environmental laws such as the Federal Clean Water Act and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act provide for citizen enforcement actions against polluters for civil penalties and to enjoin violations.
Citizen lawsuits have proven to be a very effective means of abating ongoing sources of pollution, both on the local level and nationally.
Tennessee Riverkeeper vs. 3M Company, BFI Waste Systems of Alabama, Inc., and City of Decatur, Alabama, to abate PFOA and PFOS contamination and require cleanup. Read intent to sue letter.
Mark Martin, prosecuting attorney for Tennessee Riverkeeper, speaks to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency urging the EPA to classify Coal Ash as hazardous waste under subtitle C of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.