Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Teck Cominco -- Colville Tribe Can Sue Canadian Co.

A Canadian smelter released pollutants that were carried by the Columbia River into the U.S., past the Colville reservation. In 2004 tribal leaders sued the company for its failure to help pay for clean-up. The latest is that the Supreme Court had denied cert. (06-1188, Teck Cominco Metals, Ltd. v. Pakootas). U.S. high court declines to review Can. company pollution ruling, Seattle P-I, Jan. 7, 2008. Colville tribes can sue Canadian mining firm: Court upholds pollution ruling, Seattle P-I, Jan. 7, 2008.

Michael Robinson-Dorn, director of the UW's Berman Environmental Law Clinic, is quoted in U.S. Supreme Court expected to make decision on Teck Cominco case soon, Canadian Press, Dec. 30, 2007.

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