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Supreme Court Hears Case With Broad Impact on Superfund Law
2:04 PM MST | February 24, 2009 | Kara Sissell
The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments this week in a case that has the potential to dramatically change the way the government apportions costs to companies liable for clean up of Superfund sites. The consolidated case —Burlington Northern and Santa Fe. Railway Co. v. U.S.; Shell Oil Co. v. U.S.—appeals a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that held Shell Oil and Burlington Northern Santa Fe liable for cleanup of a site near Bakersfield, CA owned by the defunct chemical distribution company Brown & Bryant. The Supreme Court’s...
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