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Environmental – State Law Preempts Local Wastewater Rule (access required)

EQT Production Co. v. Wender (Lawyers Weekly No. 001-179-17, 32 pp.) (Harris, J.) No. 16-1938, Aug. 30, 2017; USDC at Charleston W.Va. (Copenhaver, J.) 4th Cir. Holding: A West Virginia county’s local ordinance prohibiting the disposal of wastewater from plaintiff  oil and natural gas company’s wells in the county is preempted by the state’s complex regulatory ...

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