Jastram v. Phillips Petroleum Co.

ELR Citation: ELR 21157
No(s). 92-0763 (E.D. La. Jan 27, 1994)

The court holds that oil and energy companies in a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) §107 private cost recovery action are not liable for the costs of cleaning up brine or saltwater because those are not hazardous substances under CERCLA §101(14). The c...