Courtney Bowie, Managing Attorney, Northeast Office: “We don’t really need to go to trial over this. The court can just rule that the Clean Water Act has been violated, and we can just then focus on how to remedy that problem.”
In the News: Belleville News-DemocratMarch 8, 2023
Creative and aggressive community-led solutions are needed to address water crises in the former Metro East communities of Centreville, Alorton, and Cahokia, but it’s difficult to see how these solutions will come about if the same local officials in charge of these failing systems remain at the center.
The community group Centreville Citizens for Change (represented by Earthjustice) and more than two dozen residents (represented by Equity Legal Services and the Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing and Opportunity Council) sued Commonfields of Cahokia Public Water District and the City of Cahokia Heights in federal court, in response to years of raw sewage pollution…
On behalf of Centreville Citizens for Change, we hereby notify Commonfields of Cahokia Public Water District (“Commonfields”) that Centreville Citizens for Change intends to commence a civil action under Section 505 of the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. § 1365 for violations of the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. § 1251, et seq.