SAN FRANCISCO – A nonprofit organization has filed suit against an Anderson-based corporation alleging it discharges pollutants into receiving waterways.

Battle Creek Alliance filed a complaint on July 6 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Sierra Pacific Industries Inc. alleging violation of the Clean Water Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that the defendant allegedly discharged and continues to discharge pollutants from its sawmill facility into the Churn Creek, which leads to the Sacramento River. The plaintiff holds the defendant responsible because the defendant allegedly discharges stormwater from its facilities that exceed effluent limits as outlined in its permit.

The plaintiff seeks to enjoin the defendant, civil monetary penalties for each violation at $37,500 per day since May 2011, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. It is represented by Jason R. Flanders of Aqua Terra Aeris Law Group in Oakland.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 1:16-cv-03778-NJV

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