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Alaska v. EPA

The court holds that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) did not abuse its discretion or act arbitrarily or capriciously in invalidating a state-granted prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) permit and finding that a...

Great Lakes Water Exports and Diversions: Annex 2001 and the Looming Environmental Battle

On June 18, 2001, all eight governors of the Great Lakes states and the premiers of the two Canadian provinces bordering the Great Lakes basin gathered at the impressive Prospect Point in Niagara Falls to sign a sweeping joint...

The Plaintiff's Burden in CERCLA Contribution Actions: Unscrambling the First Circuit's Acushnet Decision

In Acushnet Co. v. Mohasco Corp.,2 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit affirmed a district court's action in granting summary judgment to defendants on their C3100 contribution claims without...

Kalamazoo River Study Group v. Menasha Corp.

The court reverses a district court decision granting summary judgment in favor of two corporations in a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) action brought by a paper manufacturers' association...

Johnson v. James Langley Operating Co.

The court reverses and remands a district court decision that landowners who sued oil companies in a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) suit did not incur response costs in acting to contain a...

Illinois v. Grigoleit Co.

The court holds on motions for summary judgment that a manufacturer and a newspaper company are liable under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) for allowing a landowner to dispose of their...

Union Pac. R.R. v. Reilly Indus., Inc.

The court affirms a district court judgment denying a railroad company's Comprehensive Environmental. Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), Minnesota Environmental Response and Liability Act (MERLA), and common-law...

United States v. Amoco Chem. Co.

The court holds that neither an amended Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) consent decree between a waste handler and the United States nor a previous trust agreement with other CERCLA...

Boeing Co. v. Cascade Corp.

The court holds that when a party is liable for pollution response costs under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), it must share them regardless of whether it is the sole cause of the...

United States v. Pesses

The court holds that a metal company must pay over $1.49 million in remediation costs to a group of 191 settling potentially responsible parties (PRPs) that incurredover $10 million in Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation...