Sierra Club Seeks Civil Penalties Against Dominion Energy

In nearby Richmond, Va a federal appeals court is hearing discussions in legal battle over the three million plus tons of coal ash from a retired plant located in Virginia. Those involved in the battle are the Sierra Club and Dominion Energy, which is one of Virginia's largest electric utility companies.
Last year's ruling by a judge concerned arsenic that is flowing from a site in Chesapeake that is polluting local waters. United States District Judge John Gibney Jr. found that Dominion Energy had violated the United States Clean Water Act, but stated that the discharge does not currently pose a threat to human health or the environment.
Dominion Energy is avidly appealing the judge's finding of the violation charge. The Sierra Club is requesting the court to order civil penalties against Dominion Energy in the case at the 4th United States Circuit Court of Appeals.

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