Judge Trims Enviro Claims Over Ex-Airbase Cleanup

Law360, New York (March 25, 2011, 8:01 PM EDT) -- A Kansas federal judge on Friday trimmed environmental claims brought by Salina, Kan., against the federal government, preserving a $2 million damages claim while denying injunctive relief that would modify ongoing cleanup efforts at the former Schilling Air Force Base.

Judge Carlos Murguia of the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas said that the requested injunctive relief would interfere with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' removal action and that the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act expressly barred legal challenges that could...
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