Rankling The EPA On RCRA Solid Waste Rules May Work

Law360, New York (September 11, 2015, 11:21 AM EDT) -- Michael N. Mills

Eric R. Skanchy On Aug. 26, a coalition of environmental groups threatened legal action against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, unless the EPA updated its regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. The threatened lawsuit is intended to curb the disposal of waste associated with oil and gas exploration and production (“E&P waste”). The coalition based their demand on an alleged increase of potentially harmful chemicals in E&P waste, following the surge in domestic oil and gas production facilitated by hydraulic fracturing techniques.

Specifically, the coalition asked the EPA to review and revise RCRA regulations pursuant to the...

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