In Refinery Pollution Case, Alaska High Court Affirms Most Of Trial Court Judgment

Mealey's (June 2, 2023, 4:03 PM EDT) -- ANCHORAGE, Alaska — In affirming all but a trial court’s grant of injunctive relief in an appeal brought by an oil company that was sued by Alaska and the purchaser of its oil refinery, a unanimous Alaska Supreme Court held that the trial court did not err in concluding that sulfolane is a hazardous substance or in allocating contribution for environmental damages from the oil company that polluted nearby groundwater with sulfolane, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and oil....

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