United States of America

Montana Environmental Information Center et al v. MDEC, 296 Mont. 207, 988 P.2d 1236 (MT 1999)

No.  97-455 IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF MONTANA
1999 MT 248 MONTANA ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION CENTER; CLARK FORK-PEND OREILLE COALITION; and WOMEN`S VOICE FOR THE EARTH, Plaintiffs and Appellants, v.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY, Defendant and Respondent, and SEVEN-UP PETE JOINT VENTURE, Defendant-Intervenor and Respondent.

APPEAL FROM: District Court of the First Judicial District, In and for the County of Lewis and Clark, The Honorable Jeffrey Sherlock, Judge presiding.

COUNSEL OF RECORD:

For Appellants:

43 CFR Part 11 Natural Resource Damage Assessments

The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA), as amended, 42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq., and the Clean Water Act (CWA), 33 U.S.C. 1251-1376, provide that natural resource trustees may assess damages to natural resources resulting from a discharge of oil or a release of a hazardous substance covered under CERCLA or the CWA and may seek to recover those damages. Click on the link "Microsoft Word Version" to access detailed information.

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