EPA Seeks To Stall States’ Fight Over Landfill Emissions

Law360, Oakland, Calif. (October 25, 2018, 8:51 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency urged a California federal judge Thursday to hold off deciding whether to toss claims it violated the Clean Air Act by failing to impose Obama-era regulations limiting emissions from municipal landfills, arguing newly proposed emission rules could impact the suit.

During a hearing in Oakland, California, Leslie M. Hill told U.S. District Judge Haywood S Gilliam Jr. that rules proposed Tuesday could impact the instant suit and he should wait until early next year to decide on the EPA's motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a group of states, including California, Pennsylvania, Illinois and Oregon....

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