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By Rose Ragsdale
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U.S. Supreme Court declines to block case

Canada's Teck Comino must refute claims of pollution from its zinc smelter in Trail, B.C. across U.S. border in Washington court


January 27, 2008

The U.S. Supreme Court Jan. 7 declined to accept Teck Cominco Metals Ltd.'s petition for review and reversal of a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Pakootas, et al. v. Teck Cominco Metals Ltd.

The Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia, and the Chambers of Commerce of both Canada and the United States had all joined Teck Cominco in arguing that diplomatic processes, and...

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