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EPA Asked To Repeal Bush Hazardous Waste Rule

Law360 (February 3, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The Sierra Club hasn’t wasted any time in asking the newly appointed head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to repeal a Bush administration rule that deregulated certain varieties of hazardous waste.

Environmental law firm Earthjustice sent a petition on behalf of the Sierra Club to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson on Thursday asking her to overturn an October rule that revises the definitions of hazardous waste.

According to the EPA, the Revisions to the Definition of Solid Waste rule is aimed at streamlining the requirements for...
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