Polluter Bankruptcies Prompt Lawsuit Against EPA

Law360, New York (March 12, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Citing a wave of bankruptcies that has left billions in environmental cleanup costs unpaid, environmental groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday, demanding that it pass regulations requiring polluting companies to provide assurance that they can pay for future cleanups.

The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California by legal nonprofit Earthjustice on behalf of the Sierra Club, Great Basin Research Watch, Amigos Bravos and Idaho Conservation League, said the EPA has failed to pass regulations required under...
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