Feds, US Steel Reject Concerns Over Toxic Spill Settlement

Law360 (May 22, 2020, 4:18 PM EDT) -- The federal government has said a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision interpreting the Clean Water Act is irrelevant to its settlement with U.S. Steel over a toxic spill that harmed Lake Michigan, arguing that an environmental group is wrong to use that decision to argue for a tougher deal.

The high court's recent ruling in Count of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife involved the CWA and its application to pollution that travels through groundwater, a situation that does not touch on the violations alleged against U.S. Steel, the federal government said Thursday. The push by the Surfrider Foundation to make the settlement...

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