EPA Agrees To Review Standards For Municipal Landfills

Law360, New York (October 2, 2012, 3:15 PM ET) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday agreed to consider revising standards for municipal solid waste landfills, resolving a lawsuit filed by the Environmental Defense Fund that alleged the agency had violated the Clean Air Act by not doing so.

A consent decree between the two parties states that by May 1, 2013, the EPA will perform an appropriate review and sign for publication either a proposed rule revising municipal solid waste landfills rules or a proposed determination not to revise the standards.

The EPA may...
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Case Information

Case Title

Environmental Defense Fund v. Jackson

Case Number



New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters


Katherine B. Forrest

Date Filed

June 30, 2011

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