7th Circ. Revives Landfill Suit Against Trash Hauler

Law360, New York (June 14, 2011, 4:23 PM ET) -- The Seventh Circuit on Tuesday overturned a decision allowing Waste Management of Ill. Inc. to go ahead with plans to build a landfill near St. Louis, saying bird watchers who oppose the project have standing to sue.

A three-judge panel ruled that a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers decision allowing WMI to destroy 18 acres of wetlands to build its North Milam recycling and disposal facility will have to face further scrutiny.

WMI wants to build the 180-acre garbage dump on land between Horseshoe Lake State...
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