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Feds Seek Face Time With Supreme Court in Superfund Showdown

Sept. 18, 2019, 8:52 PM

The federal government is asking the U.S. Supreme Court for the chance to argue on behalf of Atlantic Richfield Co. in a Superfund case centering on the cleanup of smelter waste in Anaconda, Mont.

Atlantic Richfield asked the court to review the case after a state court allowed a group of Montana landowners to proceed in their case against the company.

The Supreme Court agreed to hear the case, and oral arguments are scheduled for Dec. 3.

The Trump administration outlined its support for Atlantic Richfield’s position in an August brief to the Supreme Court, writing that federal...

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