Reconciling Environmental Liability Standards after Iverson and Bestfoods

Reed, Joshua Safran
August 2000
Ecology Law Quarterly;2000, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p673
Academic Journal
Analyzes the potential implications of the decision on the United States (U.S.) versus Iverson case concerning environmental liability. Insight on the Iverson decision; Origin of the responsible corporate officer doctrine; Decision of the Supreme Court on the U.S. versus Bestfoods case; Impact of the decision on the implementation of the Clean Water Act.


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