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US Update

Published by MAC on 2006-03-20

US Update

20th March 2006

In what has been hailed as an "enormous victory" for environmentalism by New York's Attorney General, a Federal US Court has struck down "reforms" by the Bush regime which would have allowed violations of the Clean Air Act.

Meanwhile, one of the worst corporate violators of clean air, water and soil in the entire country, might be able to walk away from liabilities of at least a billion dollars.

ASARCO was taken over by its parent company, Grupo Mexico, in 2003 - a move which boosted the fortunes of the US company, but could now leave US taxpayers with the burden of clean-up.

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