|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Sun, 2 Mar 2014 22:09:25 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] HEALTH, VOCs: "Government straddles both sides" at Camp Lejeune (NC)|
Government straddles both sides in toxic water casesObama administration offers health care to veterans injured by water contamination at Marine base, but it wants to block their legal claims
by Richard Wolf USA TODAY March 1, 2014WASHINGTON - President Obama signed a law in 2012 offering health benefits to thousands of former Marines and their families who were exposed decades ago to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.
But in a related case headed to the Supreme Court in April that could bolster or block their claims for damages, Obama's Justice Department has argued that the clock has run out.
The little-noticed case could have profound implications for victims of hidden contamination at Camp Lejeune and other former industrial sites in states that set deadlines on damage claims. Those lawsuits generally involve "enormous financial stakes - typically in the millions of dollars," according to a petition filed by the electronics manufacturer at the center of the high court case
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/03/01/obama- environment-veterans-water-contamination-supreme-court/5426147/
-- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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