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Scott's Liquid Gold, Inc. v. Lexington Ins. Co.

The court holds that under Colorado law, the insurer of a manufacturer that contributed to the contamination of groundwater surrounding the Rocky Mountain Arsenal must pay the manufacturer $392,286 in unreimbursed settlement payments,...

Blackhawk-Central City Sanitation Dist. v. American Guarantee & Liab. Ins. Co.

The court, applying Colorado law, reverses a district court decision holding that the pollution exclusion clause in one of two insurance policies held by a Colorado sanitation district precluded an insurer from having to defend the...

High Country Citizens Alliance v. U.S. Forest Serv.

The court affirms the U.S. Forest Service's approval of a special use permit that allows landowners with property surrounded by the Gunnison National Forest in Colorado to snowplow two miles of Forest Service road so that they can reach...

Sohocki v. Colorado Air Quality Control Comm'n

The court holds that the failure of two state air quality commissioners to disclose potential conflicts of interest did not invalidate a commission rule that amended the opacity and sulfur dioxide regulations for coal-fired utility...

Park Lake Resources Ltd. Liab. Co. v. Department of Agric.

The court dismisses as unripe mining associations' claim that the U.S. Forest Service arbitrarily and capriciously designated land straddling the Hoosier Ridge in Colorado as a research natural area (RNA). The court first holds that the...

United States v. Power Eng'g Co.

The court upholds a district court injunction requiring a Colorado manufacturer to provide $3.5 million in financial assurances to ensure remediation of groundwater and drinking water contamination caused by byproducts of the company's...

Compass Ins. Co. v. Littleton, City of

The court holds that insurers have a duty to defend two cities that disposed of sewage sludge at a landfill that became a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CER-CLA) site. The court first holds that...

United States v. Power Eng'g Co.

The court holds that a metal refinisher must provide $3.5 million in financial assurances for proper closure of a hazardous waste facility in Colorado. The federal government secured a district court injunction ordering the refinisher...

United States v. Power Eng'g Co.

The court orders a metal refinishing facility to provide $3.5 million in financial assurances under a Colorado regulation that requires owners and operators of hazardous waste facilities to secure necessary resources for the proper...

Utah v. Babbitt

The court holds that plaintiffs lack standing to challenge the U.S. Department of the Interior's (DOI's) 1996 Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) inventory of public lands in Utah to identify the absence or presence of...