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Oregon climate change suit survives motion to dismiss On November 10, 2016, Judge Aiken of the U.S. District Court for Oregon issued an opinion rejecting motions to dismiss filed by both the collective United States Defendants (“Defendants”) and three industrial intervenors, the National Association of Manufacturers, the American Petroleum Institute, and the American Fuel &…

Ninth Circuit CERCLA update

October 10, 2018

The Ninth Circuit in a 3-judge panel decision held that Teck Metal’s use of mining smelter stacks which allowed aerial dispersion of metal waste that ultimately ended up in Washington state was not the “disposal” of waste for purposes of CERCLA liability. Pakootas v. Teck Cominco Metals, Ltd., No. 15-35228, 2016 WL 4011196, ___ F.3d…

Attorneys in the news

October 10, 2018

Christine Hein is a 2017 Super Lawyers® Rising Star in environmental law.  Greg Trimarche  is a Best Lawyer in America for real estate litigation.  Norm Dupont was recognized as a Super Lawyer in environmental litigation. J.W. Ring spoke on legal issues at the Portland Geosyntec/Ring Bender  vapor intrusion workshop on October 11, 2016.