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Waste Management Holdings, Inc. v. Gilmore

The court affirms in part and reverses in part a district court decision that five Virginia statutory provisions regulating municipal solid waste (MSW) violated either the U.S. Commerce or Supremacy Clauses. After private landfills in...

Commonwealth v. Residents Involved in Saving the Env't

The court vacates a lower court's award of attorney fees to a group of residents who challenged a state environmental agency's issuance of a solid waste facility permit to a solid waste company to construct and operate a landfill...

Waste Management Holdings, Inc. v. Gilmore

The court holds that Virginia statutes limiting the importation of out-of-state municipal solid waste (MSW) into Virginia violate the U.S. Commerce Clause. The court first holds that the statutes at issue must be examined under strict...

Waste Management Holdings, Inc. v. Gilmore

The court holds that waste management companies that own landfills in Virginia may bring suit to enjoin the enforcement of several recently enacted state statutes aimed at curtailing the flow of out-of-state municipal solid waste into...