Famous EPA Court Cases and What They Mean for the Environment

The future of the planet might be decided in a courtroom. As corporate polluters test the boundaries of regulatory constraint, regulatory agencies must work to end the worst of industrial excesses through legal action. Listed below are four instances where America’s Environmental Protection Agency was involved in courtroom proceedings concerning the environment.

United States v. BestFoods

When a chemical plant owned by the defunct Ott Chemical Co. was found to be a major source of pollution, the EPA ordered a cleanup. The government attempted to recoup costs against Ott’s parent company CPC under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liabilities Act of …read more


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