Mining Co. Must Face Airborne Pollution Claims, Court Told
Law360, New York (October 14, 2015, 7:04 PM EDT) -- The federal government and a California state agency urged the Ninth Circuit Tuesday to affirm that a Canadian mining company must face allegations from Washington state and a Native American tribal confederation over certain airborne pollutants emitted by its facility that allegedly settled in the Columbia River.
Teck Cominco Metals Ltd., which has been found liable for pollution it dumped directly into the river, asked the appeals court in August to strike new allegations from the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and the state of Washington that some of the water pollution arose from air emissions, saying the claims are...
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