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Environmental Gatekeepers: Natural Resource Trustee Assessments and Frivolous Daubert Challenges

ELR Article

Environmental disasters wreak havoc on ecosystems and public trust resources. The environmental statutory regime in place today aims to remedy these disasters and restore the public trust as efficiently as possible. In order to do so,...

Natural Resource Damages, Mitigation Banking, and the Watershed Approach

ELR Article

This Article examines potential opportunities for state and tribal natural resource trustees to integrate restoration and compensation for natural resource damages with other ecological restoration programs and coordinating with...

A Decade of Natural Resource Damage Liability: Key Federal Decisions 2004-2014

ELR Article

The past 30 years have seen a slow appearance and evolution of natural resource damage (NRD) related case law. The range of information resulting from the various decisions issued in the past decade may be useful to legal practitioners...

In re Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether Products Liability Litigation

ELR Case

A district court held that a natural resource damages (NRD) settlement agreement between New Jersey and an oil company for methyl tertiary butyl ether groundwater contamination bars the state from seeking product liability claims...

Asarco LLC v. NL Industries, Inc.

ELR Case

A district court stayed a bankrupt mining company's contribution claims against various defendants for response costs and natural resource damages incurred in connection with the Tri-States Mining District until the amount of total...

Colorado v. Denver

ELR Case

A district court approved two consent decrees settling Colorado's claims for natural resource damages against two waste companies and the city and county of Denver in connection with the Lowry Landfill Superfund site. The...