Tag Archives: CERCLA

SCOTUS Denies Cert in Mitchell v. Tulalip; Teck Metals v. Colville; and King Mountain Tobacco

Here is the order list. Mitchell materials here. Teck Metals materials here. King Mountain materials here.

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Federal Court Splits Liability under CERCLA for 19 Uranium Mines at Navajo

Here are the materials in El Paso Natural Gas Co. LLC v. United States (D. Ariz.): 186 US Post-Trial Brief 187 El Paso Post-Trial Brief 203 US Reply 204 El Paso Reply 217 DCT Order Prior posts here.

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Update in Gold King Mine Release Case

Here are updated materials in In re Gold King Mine Release in San Juan, County on August 5, 2015 (D.N.M.): 166 DCt Order re EPA Contractors 167 DCT Order re Harrison Western 168 DCT Order re Sunnyside Gold Earlier materials … Continue reading

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Teck Metals v. Colville Cert Petition

Here is the petition in Teck Metals Ltd. v. Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation (No. 18-1160): cert-petition.pdf Update: state-of-washington-bio.pdf colville-tribes-bio.pdf Questions presented: 1. Whether the Ninth Circuit, in conflict with Morrison v. National Australia Bank Ltd., 561 U.S. 247 … Continue reading

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Federal Court Rejects EPA’s Effort to Dismiss Navajo Nation & State of Utah’s Suit over Gold King Mine Spill

Here are the materials in In re Gold King Mine Release in San Juan, County on August 5, 2015 (D.N.M.): 1 Transfer Order 8 Amended Complaint 41 Harrison Western Construction MTD 42 Kinross Gold MTD 44 EPA MTD 46 Weston … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Affirms in Pakootas v. Teck Caminco Metals

Here is the opinion. Briefs here.

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Federal Court Allows Navajo Gold King Mine Spill Claims against Operator to Continue

Here are the relevant materials in State of New Mexico v. EPA (D.N.M.): 102 er motion to dismiss navajo complaint 115 navajo response 120 er reply 123 dct on er motion to dismiss

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Federal Court Holds US Govt. is “Owner” of Indian Trust Land under CERCLA for Liability Purposes

Here are the materials in El Paso Natural Gas Co. LLC v. United States (D. Ariz.): 130 El Paso Supplemental Brief 133 US Supplemental Brief 135 DCT Order Prior post on this case here.

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Ninth Circuit Briefs in Pakootas v. Teck Caminco Metals

Here: Teck Caminco Opening Brief State of Washington Answer Brief Colville Answer Brief Reply

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Federal Court Orders More Briefing on Ownership Liability in CERCLA Suit Involving Navajo Reservation Uranium Mining

Here are the materials in El Paso Natural Gas Co. LLC v. United States (D. Ariz.): 114 Plaintiff Motion for Summary J 119 US Response 123 Reply 128 DCT Order An excerpt: Plaintiff El Paso Natural Gas Company brought suit … Continue reading

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