State of West Virginia v. USEPA, No. 12-5150
Bailey Glasser served as Special Assistant Attorneys General for West Virginia in the groundbreaking environmental litigation filed in the State from 1999-2003--the Mountaintop Removal, Cumulative Hydrologic Impact Analysis, and Bonding Litigations. Almost a decade later, Bailey Glasser lawyers again represented the state against USEPA in these actions:
- Mingo Logan Coal Co. v. EPA, 714 F.3d 608 (D.C Cir. 2013);
- National Mining Association, et al. v. Gina McCarthy, et al., 758 F.3d 243 (D.C. Cir. 2014); and
- WV Highlands Conservancy, Inc., et al. v. Randy C. Huffman, 651 F. Supp. 2d 512 (S.D. W.Va. 2009).
This series of cases involved several injunction hearings and numerous complex federal and state issues addressing fundamental changes made by EPA in the mining and environmental laws of West Virginia and the region.