CASE BROUGHT BY US GOVERNMENT VOLUNTARILY DISMISSED UPON CORRECTION & PAYMENT
The State of Arizona was sued by the United States government for the “unauthorized installation of shipping container barriers on federal property at the international border with Mexico.”
Apparently, when the US filed the litigation, the State agreed to stop any further activity and to remove all shipping containers it had installed on federal lands, undertook extensive remediation work, and agreed to pay $2.1 million dollars to “complete additional remediation and revegetation work.”
In a written statement, Assistant Attorney General Todd Kim of the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD), noted that “We worked to ensure that U.S. property rights and agency missions were respected especially since the placement of the shipping containers by the State of Arizona abutted on our international border with Mexico …. We appreciate the collective support of U.S. Attorney Restaino and his office, the Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture in seeing this situation through, including remediating the land where the containers were placed.”
Is that how the U.S. contained that container dispute?
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