Supreme Court Decision Is A Boon For Polluters, Critics Say

  • metta

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    Jun 11, 2014 5:28 AM GMT
    Supreme Court Decision Is A Boon For Polluters, Critics Say


    "The 7-2 vote in the case of CTS Corp. v. Waldburger blocks a group of landowners in Asheville, North Carolina from pursuing compensation for property and health damage allegedly caused by toxic chemicals released from a former CTS electronics plant.

    Indirectly, critics warn, the decision may also eliminate recourse for veterans sickened by historically contaminated water at a North Carolina Marine Corps base, and may motivate corporations to cover up current and future pollution events long enough to escape liability. The decision, critics say, will trigger profound and unjust environmental health consequences across the U.S."


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/10/supreme-court-cts-contamination_n_5476938.html
  • tj85016

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    Jun 11, 2014 8:52 AM GMT
    yet again, a bunch of unelected judges take away the responsibility of our elected officials - this is becoming more common and it's a bad sign
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    Jun 11, 2014 9:06 AM GMT
    With Obama moving there after his Presidency, one would hope he takes notice of this and does something about it.