8th Circuit rejects challenge of Big River Steel plant | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

8th Circuit rejects challenge of Big River Steel plant

Posted By on Wed, Jun 8, 2016 at 4:41 PM

click to enlarge BIG RIVER STEEL: Under construction.
  • BIG RIVER STEEL: Under construction.

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today agreed with Judge Leon Holmes' finding that the court didn't have jurisdiction to hear Nucor Steel's lawsuit challenging air permits for the state-subsidized Big River Steel mill, a new competitor for Nucor in Mississippi County.


There are other federal and state avenues for challenges of permits granted to allow Big River to discharge pollutants. This lawsuit was an attack on a "facially valid" state permit and thus should not be allowed in a separate lawsuit, the court said.

Construction of the mill is underway.big river steel.

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