|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Fri, 20 Jun 2014 12:39:33 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] North Carolina "Senate approves CTS lawsuit contamination bill"|
Senate approves CTS lawsuit contamination bill by Clarke Morrison Asheville Citizen-Times (NC) June 19, 2014RALEIGH – The state Senate approved a bill to give victims of groundwater pollution more options to sue in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that blocked a lawsuit filed by neighbors of the former CTS plant in Asheville.
The change in North Carolina law could clear the way for legal claims by thousands of Marines and their families who say they were made sick by contamination at Camp Lejeune in the eastern part of the state.
The bill says the state's 10-year statute of repose is not intended to bar people from suing for personal and property injury caused by tainted groundwater, as the Supreme Court decided in a 7-2 ruling handed down on June 9.
State Rep. Tim Moffitt, R-Buncombe, a primary sponsor of the bill in the House, applauded the Senate’s action Wednesday. The measure passed both chambers unanimously, and Moffitt said he understands Gov. Pat McCrory intends to sign it.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2014/06/19/senate- approves-cts-lawsuit-contamination-bill/10857091/
-- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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