Waste Management Beats Suit Over St. Louis Landfill

Law360, New York (October 4, 2010, 1:34 PM EDT) -- Waste Management Inc.’s Illinois unit has overcome a lawsuit by an environmental group challenging the permitting for the expansion of a landfill outside St. Louis that is rapidly nearing capacity.

On Thursday, Judge G. Patrick Murphy of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois determined that American Bottom Conservancy lacked standing to sue the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Waste Management of Illinois because the permit in question does not authorize a new landfill — establishing a potential injury — only the...
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