U.S. v. Union Elec. Co.

Decision Date23 December 1997
Docket NumberH-J,I,NEW-MAC,No. 96-3653,No. 688,688,96-3653
Citation132 F.3d 422
Parties28 Envtl. L. Rep. 20,503 UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, Flanders Electric Motor Service, Inc., Intervenor Plaintiff-Appellant, Liberty Motor and Machinery Company, Intervenor Plaintiff, Bradford Electric Company; Roy G. Letourneau Company; John Benson Electric Company; Cotter Electric Company; Chicago Electric Company; Delta-Y Electric Company; Whitfield Electric; Power Equipment Company; Cardinal Electric; Electrical Apparatus Service Association, Intervenor Plaintiff-Appellants, v. UNION ELECTRIC COMPANY, Defendant-Appellee, A.P. Green Ind., Inc.; ARA Services, Inc.; Absorbent Clay Products, Inc.; Acme Electric Co., Inc.; Allied-Signal, Inc.; Aluminum Company of America; American Charcoal Company; American Family Broadcast; Anna-Jonesboro Water Commission; Ariens Company, Defendants, Vernon Bagwell; Barry Electric Cooperative; Barton County Electric Cooperative, Defendants-Appellees, Beazer East, Inc.; Belcher Electric, Inc.; Black River Electric Cooperative, Defendants, BOC Group, Inc., Defendant-Appellee, Boone Electric Cooperative; Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc.; Brown & Root, Inc.; Bull Moose Tube Company; Burlington Northern Railroad Company, Defendants, Central Illinois Public Service Company, Defendant-Appellee, Chase Resorts, Inc., Defendant, Chevron Chemical Company; Citizens Electric Corporation; Citizens Utilities Company, Defendants-Appellees, City of Cairo; City of Carmi, IL; City of Casey, IL; City of Charleston, MO; City of Farmington, Defendants, City of Fredericktown, MO, Defendant-Appellee, City of Higginsville; City of Houston, MO, Defendants, City of Jackson, Missouri, Defendant-Appellee, City of Jacksonville, IL; Jefferson City, Missouri; City of Madisonville, KY; City of Owensville, MO; City of Richmond; City of St. James; City of Salem; City of Seymour; City of Shelbina, MO, Defendants, City of Sikeston, Defendant-Appellee, City of Steeleville, MO; City of Thayer, MO; Clinton County Electric Cooperative, Inc.; Columbia Quarry Com
CourtU.S. Court of Appeals — Eighth Circuit
City of Farmington Defendants City of Fredericktown, MO, Defendant-Appellee City of Higginsville; City of Houston, MO, Defendants City of Jackson, MO, Defendant-Appellee City of Jacksonville, IL; Jefferson City, Missouri; City of Madisonville, Kentucky; City of Owensville, MO; City of Richmond; City of St. James; City of Salem; City of Seymour; City of Shelbina, Missouri, Defendants, City of Sikeston, Defendant-Appellee, City of Steeleville, Missouri; City of Thayer, Missouri; Clinton County Electric Cooperative, Inc.; Columbia Quarry Company, doing business as Charles Stone Co.; Consolidated Aluminum Corporation, Defendants, Costain Coal, Inc., Defendant-Appellee, Damson Oil Corporation; Daviess- Martin County REMC; Decatur Industrial Electric, Inc.; Marjorie H. Deimund; Delmarva Power & Light Company; Dow Chemical Co.; Dugger Electric Equipment Company; East Perry Lumber Co., Defendants, E.I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company, Defendant-Appellee, Electric Plant Bd., doing business as Mayfield Electric & Water Systems, City of Mayfield, Kentucky; Electric Supply Co., Inc.; Esselte Pendaflex Corporation; Essex Group, Inc., Defendants, Evansville Electric and Mfg. Co., Inc.; Farmers' Electric Cooperative, Inc.; Florida Power Corporation, Defendants-Appellees, Florida Rock Industries, Inc.; Fulton Cty. REMC; General Cable Corp.; General Electric Company; General Iron & Salvage Co.; Gold Fields American Corporation; Gunther-Nash Mining Construction Co.; H-J Enterprises, Inc., Defendants, Hancock County REMC, Defendant-Appellee, Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative, Inc.; Harris Truck & Trailer Sales, Inc.; Himmelberger...

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