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Starnes Davis Florie Obtains Fourth Consecutive Affirmance of Surface Mining Client’s NPDES Permit

Before the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals, Tony Davis, Richard Davis, and Amber Whillock defeated yet another challenge to a National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit issued to a surface mining client by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), when the Court entered an order of affirmance on March 15, 2013.  The permit had previously been affirmed after a three-day contested administrative hearing before a hearing officer and then subsequently affirmed in turn by the Alabama Environmental Management Commission and the Montgomery County Circuit Court after hearings.



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