EPA Tentatively Upholds Bush-Era Gasification Rule

Law360, New York (January 28, 2011, 7:46 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday tentatively denied a plea from conservation groups to reconsider its so-called gasification rule, which allows refineries to burn certain petroleum secondary materials into fuel.

In a petition, the Sierra Club and the Louisiana Environmental Action Network had argued that the gasification rule was a Bush-era loophole that would allow refineries to burn more than 300,000 tons of hazardous waste every year without meeting the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act’s protective standards for storing and transporting it and without meeting...
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