Friday, February 22, 2008

Smelter case a big mess in more ways than one

Smelter case a big mess in more ways than one, News Tribune (Tacoma), Feb. 22, 2008. An overview of the complex dispute involving the pollution of Washington's Lake Roosevelt (the lake behind Grand Coulee Dam) by a Canadian Smelter -- EPA (under two presidents), Washington State, the Colville tribe, ...

The article quotes Prof. Michael Robinson-Dorn, the director of the UW's Berman Environmental Law Clinic. For more (lots more!) about the case, see Michael J. Robinson-Dorn, The Trail Smelter: Is What's Past Prologue? EPA Blazes a New Trail for CERCLA, 14 N.Y.U. Envtl. L.J. 233 (2006) , available at SSRN and Prof. Robinson-Dorn's website providing copies of opinions, briefs, pleadings, and other material.

Photo of Lake Roosevelt from the Governor's Salmon Recovery Office. (Beautiful, isn't it? You can't tell how many heavy metals and other pollutants are in a lake just by looking at it.)

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