Citizens Coal Council filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania on June 26 against Matt Canestrale Contracting Inc., alleging that the contractor violated state and federal air and water pollution laws at a waste coal reclamation site. The complaint alleged that trucks hauling coal ash were uncovered and that activities at the site resulted in unauthorized discharges of polluted mine drainage through groundwater flow, polluting four local streams. The plaintiff requested a court order to require the company to place an impermeable cap on the waste pile, investigate and define all contamination emanating from the site, and decrease any contamination that could pollute local streams.