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  • Feuds Among EPA, Companies Delay Cleanup of Contaminated Harbor

    Environmental attorney Michael Blumenthal (Cleveland) was quoted in a Bloomberg Law article on the tug of war between the U.S. EPA and the companies paying for cleanup over the scale and cost of the cleanup at Portland Harbor, a key international shipping port in Oregon and one of the country’s most toxic sites.  The EPA’s Remedial ActionMore

  • SCOTUS Superfund Ruling Could Spawn New State Law Claims

    Environmental attorney Michael Blumenthal (Cleveland) was quoted in a Bloomberg Law article on the Supreme Court’s April 20 opinion on a dispute between landowners and Atlantic Richfield Co. at a Montana Superfund site. “Site-based cleanup steering committees, made up of multiple PRPs, need to prepare for lawsuits from nearby property owners,” said Michael. “There are a lotMore

  • Supreme Court ruling isn’t ‘outright victory’ for polluters

    Environmental attorney Michael Blumenthal (Cleveland) was quoted in a Bloomberg Law article on the Supreme Court’s April 20 opinion on a dispute between landowners and Atlantic Richfield Co. at a Montana Superfund site. Today’s ruling offers certainty for companies subject to Superfund cleanups, said Michael Blumenthal, an attorney for the law firm McGlinchey Stafford PLLC. “The opinionMore

  • Atlantic Richfield Gets Partial Win in Superfund SCOTUS Case

    Environmental attorney Michael Blumenthal (Cleveland) was quoted in a Bloomberg Law article on the Supreme Court’s April 20 opinion on a dispute between landowners and Atlantic Richfield Co. at a Montana Superfund site. At issue in the case is an effort by Montana landowners who wanted Atlantic Richfield to pay for additional cleanup work in their backyards.More

  • SCOTUS Clarifies Uncertainty Surrounding Restoration Damages Under Superfund Program

    On Monday, April 20, the Supreme Court of the United States released the much-anticipated opinion that had the potential to turn the entire Superfund Program on its head. The Court resolved the lingering question regarding whether parties with a cleanup plan approved by the U.S. EPA could be held liable to private parties for remediesMore

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