Waste Management Ducks Enviro Suit Over St. Louis Landfill
By Andrew Scurria
Law360, New York (September 30, 2013, 1:22 PM ET) -- An Illinois federal judge on Friday shut down a bird-watching group’s effort to derail a proposed Waste Management Inc. landfill close to St. Louis, ruling the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had no duty to assess the environmental consequences of a project when its ultimate licensing determination lay elsewhere.
U.S. District Judge G. Patrick Murphy rejected the American Bottom Conservancy's claims that the Corps abused its discretion by essentially clearing the way for the new landfill without considering its impact on their bird-watching activities. The judge held that...