High Court Declines To Hear CERCLA Due Process Case

Law360, New York (June 6, 2011, 1:03 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up General Electric Co.'s challenge to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's authority to unilaterally order that potentially responsible parties clean up contaminated sites in the face of steep penalties for noncompliance.

The high court denied GE's petition for a writ of certiorari among several others on Monday's order list, apparently unmoved by its arguments that the unilateral administrative orders scheme violates the due process rights of the entities targeted for the enforcement actions.

GE said in a...
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