Environmental Law & Policy Alerts – Update from Somach, Simmons & Dunn

April 22, 2020

SCOTUS Announces State Courts Have Jurisdiction Over State Law Claims Impacting Remediation at Superfund Sites, but EPA Approval Required for Concurrent Cleanup Programs

On April 20, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court (Court) announced that state courts may hear state-law claims imposing independent cleanup obligations on Superfund site owners, but for sites where a federal cleanup program is already underway, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval is required before any concurrent remediation measures may proceed.  This decision implicates all entities owning land within the vicinity of a Superfund site. … Read More

Written by Daniel J. Condren