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United States v. Washington

Citation: 19 ELR 20755
No. No. 87-4371, 872 F.2d 874/29 ERC 1467/(9th Cir., 04/12/1989, 05/03/2089) Aff'd

The court holds that Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) § 6001 does not waive the United States' sovereign immunity from civil penalties assessed by a state agency for violations of state hazardous waste laws. The court first observes that waivers of sovereign immunity cannot be implied and must be unequivocally expressed....

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