Argument analysis: Justices leaning toward a (possibly narrow) ruling for business in CERCLA suit

For decades, the Anaconda Smelter refined copper ore in southwestern Montana. The smelter provided copper for use in phone wires and power lines, but it was also a major polluter, spewing tons of arsenic and lead into the surrounding area. Atlantic Richfield Co., which owned the smelter when it shut down in 1980, has spent … Continue reading Argument analysis: Justices leaning toward a (possibly narrow) ruling for business in CERCLA suit