Justices Won't Hear Teck's Appeal Of $8.6M CERCLA Liability
Law360 (June 10, 2019, 4:28 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up Teck Resources Ltd.'s challenge to a Ninth Circuit ruling holding it liable for releasing waste into the Columbia River, leaving intact the $8.6 million in damages the mining company owes to a Washington tribe.
The justices did not provide a reason for denying Teck's petition. The Vancouver-based mining giant was seeking to overturn a panel's September ruling that the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act allows the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation to recover costs incurred to establish the miner's liability for the contamination of the river.
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