Tag Archives: Atlantic Richfield Co. v. Christian

SCOTUS Opinion: Court Upholds EPA’s Superfund Cleanup Plan Against Challenge

For decades, a copper smelter in Montana contaminated approximately 300 square miles of land with arsenic and lead. The Environmental Protection Agency, working with the current owner of the smelter, instituted a cleanup plan under Superfund. Unhappy with the plan and its progress, nearby landowners filed suit in state court, lodging common law claims for damage to their properties, as ... Read More