Carlota Copper Co. v. Friends of Pinto Creek
- Brief in Opposition (11/21/2008)
Whether the issuance of a permit for an open-pit mine that would discharge copper into Pinto Creek—a river already severely impaired from excessive copper pollution—was inconsistent with 40 C.F.R. § 122.4(i), an EPA regulation under the Clean Water Act.
Deepak Gupta and Brian Wolfman of Public Citizen were co-counsel for the respondent at the cert stage, and the Supreme Court denied cert.