Shell Oil Co. v. United States

ELR Citation: 43 ELR 20023
No(s). 06-141C, -1411C (Fed. Cl. Jan 14, 2013)

The Court of Federal Claims held that the U.S. government need not reimburse oil companies for costs they incurred cleaning up contamination stemming from the production of aviation fuel during World War II. During the 1940s, at the urging of the U.S. government, the companies entered into contracts...