Ox Paperboard Lawsuit
Riverkeepers break silence on details of consent decree, decision to litigate Halltown, WV – On Monday, Shenandoah Riverkeeper and Potomac Riverkeeper officially settled their Federal Clean Water Act lawsuit with Ox Paperboard. Shenandoah Riverkeeper Jeff Kelble states, “We are pleased with the settlement. Ox Paperboard provides a green service to the community and the company’s […]
A 100 year old small privately owned paper plant in West Virginia had been experiencing problem discharges for over 2 decades. After filing a Clean Water Act lawsuit in 2011, we entered a consent decree that mandated that the facility implement upgrades designed to bring it into full compliance and pay penalties of over $100,000. Additionally, we negotiated a $50,000 Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) project of our chosing: to construct two wetlands to treat the stormwater discharge from the parking lots and roofs of a new shopping center.