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RCRA powers and duties

West Virginia Highlands Conservancy v. Johnson

A district court dismissed environmental groups' claim that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has never undertaken the study of coal mining wastes requested by Congress and, accordingly, has failed to determine whether such...

Harmon Indus., Inc. v. Browner

The court holds that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not have the authority to impose its own separate enforcement penalties on a Missouri corporation after the corporation and an authorized state agency negotiated a...

Columbia Falls Aluminum Co. v. EPA

The court holds that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) use of the toxicity characteristic leaching procedure (TCLP) to measure compliance with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) treatment standard for...

United States v. Henry

The court upholds the conviction of the owner of a contaminated soil recycling facility under Resource Conservation and Recover Act (RCRA) § 3008(d)(1) for transporting hazardous waste to an unpermitted facility. The court first holds...

Environmental Technology Council v. Browner

The court refuses to approve a proposed consent decree requiring the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue a notice of proposed revisions to its hazardous waste identification rule by August 15, 1995, and to issue its...

Natural Resources Defense Council v. EPA

The court upholds the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) decision not to list used oil from gasoline-powered engines that is destined for disposal as hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA). The...