Justices Deny Petition Seeking To Hold U.S. Liable As CERCLA ‘Operator’

June 14, 2024
The Supreme Court is denying a request from a coalition of refineries seeking review of an appellate ruling that the United States is not liable as an “operator” under the Superfund law despite the government’s imposition of federal regulation of the petroleum industry during World War II. The high court on June 10 denied a petition for writ of certiorari in the suit MRP Properties Company, LLC, et al. v. United States , which sought review of a ruling...

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