Teck Asks 9th Circ. To Cut Air Pollution From Tribe’s Suit
Law360, New York (August 6, 2015, 7:27 PM EDT) -- Canadian mining company Teck Resources Ltd. has asked the Ninth Circuit to rule that a Washington tribal association can’t bring allegations related to airborne pollutants the association claims settled downwind in the Columbia River, saying the claims are blocked by a decision the appellate court made last year.
Teck, which has been found liable for pollution the tribes claimed it physically dumped into the river, urged the Ninth Circuit in an interlocutory brief filed Monday to strike allegations that some of the water pollution arose from air emissions, citing the circuit’s finding last year that waste initially emitted aerially before falling...
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