U.S. Supreme Court sides with BP unit to curtail Superfund site cleanup lawsuits

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of BP is seen at a petrol station in Kloten, Switzerland October 3, 2017. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a lower court ruling that had allowed litigation by Montana landowners to proceed against BP Plc (BP.L) unit Atlantic Richfield Co seeking a more extensive cleanup of a hazardous waste site than the federal government had ordered.

The justices, in a 7-2 ruling, tossed a state court decision that allowed the claims for restoration damages by the private landowners within the sprawling site of its former Anaconda copper smelter in

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