'But You Said We Could Do It!': Oil Companies' Liability for the Unintended Consequence of MTBE Water Contamination

Williamson, Carrie L.
August 2002
Ecology Law Quarterly;2002, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p315
Academic Journal
Discusses the liability of U.S. oil companies for methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) water contamination. Overview of an environmental history that led to the widespread introduction of MTBE into the environment; Assessment of the restrictions imposed by various states in their attempt to ban the use of MTBE; Examination of cases in which courts have considered whether the Clean Air Act preempts state law claims against oil companies for MTBE contamination.


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