Bloomberg Law
April 21, 2020, 6:16 PMUpdated: April 21, 2020, 7:44 PM

SCOTUS Superfund Ruling Could Spawn New State Law Claims (1)

Sylvia Carignan
Sylvia Carignan

New lawsuits from frustrated property owners and environmental groups could arise from the Supreme Court’s Monday opinion on a dispute between landowners and Atlantic Richfield Co. at a Montana Superfund site, attorneys said.

A group of nearly 100 Montana landowners, whose properties are part of the Anaconda Co. Smelter Superfund site, sought additional soil cleanup under state law after the Environmental Protection Agency and Atlantic Richfield carried out an agreed-upon remedy.

Their dispute rose to the U.S. Supreme Court, where the justices decided Monday the EPA and Montana courts would have to figure out what happens next.

“This likely opens ...

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