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U.S. Steel Pollution Permit for Minnesota Plant Remains Revoked

June 29, 2021, 6:07 PM

A pollution permit issued for a U.S. Steel Corp. plant in Minnesota will stay revoked after a state appeals court said additional evidence is needed to support state regulators’ decision against mandating water-quality based effluent limits.

The Minnesota Court of Appeals took a second look at the permit issued by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency following a state top court ruling in the case, and the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in County of Maui v. Hawai’i Wildlife Fund.

The Supreme Court held that the Clean Water Act’s permitting requirements apply to discharges of pollutants that reach navigable waters ...

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