Green Groups Slam EPA’s ‘Sham Recycling’ Rule

Law360, New York (April 19, 2016, 11:05 PM EDT) -- The debate over the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s exclusions for certain hazardous wastes heated up in the D.C. Circuit Monday as environmentalists slammed the EPA’s rule on “sham recycling,” saying it doesn't do enough to prevent companies from discarding hazardous material.

Green groups led by Earthjustice opposed efforts by the American Petroleum Institute and other industry groups to loosen a 2015 EPA rule restoring hazardous waste restrictions that were removed during George W. Bush’s presidency, saying the EPA has already shot holes in the measure.

“Industry petitioners attack the minimal protections against sham recycling in the legitimacy criteria,” Earthjustice said in...

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