- Associated Press - Thursday, December 24, 2015

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - A Portland-based environmental law group has filed suit against a small lumber mill in Eugene that it says violated its state permit by sending too much polluted stormwater into waterways.

The Register-Guard reports (https://bit.ly/1QKrgz6 ) that the Northwest Environmental Defense Center filed a lawsuit against BJB Milling & Lumber last week.

The suit asks a judge to fine the mill $37,500 per day for each alleged permit violation. The environmental law group is also asking for environmental remediation and wants to work with the mill to create a new pollution-control plan.

Eugene attorney Todd Johnston said Monday that BJB disputes the allegations and is already working on an updated plan.

He says BJB officials are disappointed but expect to cooperate with the plaintiffs because they share the same project goals.

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