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Calvo and AG frustrated with lawsuit against US Navy

Calvo and AG frustrated with lawsuit against US Navy

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While she reviews whether to file an appeal in the Plebiscite Case, the Attorney General of Guam has her hands full with another lawsuit filed recently against the U.S. Department of Navy over the Ordot Dump Closure.

Earlier this month, Governor Eddie Calvo - in his state of the island address - expressed frustrations with the Ordot Dump Lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of Guam, and the fact that the people of Guam are forced to pay fines for environmental violations. The Governor and AG Elizabeth Barrett-Anderson filed the lawsuit shortly after.

“We're always going to have to pay for the management of a solid waste program on Guam, that's what government does, but the $200 million we've had to put in is the basis on which we filed a CERCLA lawsuit against the U.S. Navy, and that lawsuit is just beginning. And I hope I'm around before that case, (rather) I hope that I stay around as that case gets concluded,” Calvo said.

The AG says Guam should not be left to shoulder the full financial burden of having closed Ordot Dump when it’s clear the U.S. Navy is also responsible for the environmental condition of the Dump.

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