Suit V. EPA Over CERCLA Finance Rules Gets OK

Law360, New York (February 26, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Environmental groups alleging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency failed to hold mining and other industries financially accountable for hazardous waste cleanup have standing to sue the regulator, a federal judge has ruled.

On Wednesday, Judge William Alsup of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California partially granted and partially denied cross-motions for summary judgment from the federal government and from green groups led by the Sierra Club.

The green groups' suit alleges that both the EPA and the U.S. Department of Transportation violated...
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