EPA Says Delayed Landfill Rule Deadline Nullifies Court Order

Law360 (August 26, 2019, 8:20 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Monday it had delayed certain deadlines for implementing Obama-era regulations aimed at reducing landfill emissions under the Clean Air Act, and therefore the California federal court's mandate for the agency to act should be lifted.

Under a just-published rule in the Federal Register, the EPA said the November deadline that the court had imposed on the agency in May no longer makes sense. The EPA said that now the soonest it would need to take the actions the court had mandated in its order is 2021.

In May, U.S. District Judge Haywood S. Gilliam Jr. handed...

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