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Strategic Environmental Partners, LLC v. New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

A New Jersey appellate court held that the state environmental agency exceeded its authority when it seized control of a privately owned landfill under an emergency order intended to abate an alleged imminent threat to the environment...

State v. Wahkiakum County

A Washington State appellate court held that a county ordinance banning the land application of the most common class of biosolids is unconstitutional. The state' s biosolids program was created in 1992 to facilitate and encourage...

SPRAWLDEF v. San Francisco Bay Conservation & Development Comm'n

A California appellate court upheld the issuance of a county permit for a landfill expansion project in the Suisun Marsh, part of the San Francisco Bay tidal estuary. Environmental groups claimed that the permit approvals violate the...

C&A Carbone, Inc. v. County of Rockland

A district court upheld the constitutionality of a New York county's solid waste flow control ordinance that directs all solid waste generated within the county to designated publicly owned but privately operated processing facilities....

Engaging & Guarding Laurens County's Environment v. South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control

The Supreme Court of South Carolina reinstated an administrative law court (ALC) decision that reversed and denied a state agency's issuance of a permit for a construction and demolition landfill. The ALC denied the permit based on its...

Century Surety Co. v. DeLoach

A Texas appellate court held that an insurance company has a duty to defend its insured in underlying lawsuits stemming from a sinkhole formed by the insured's waste disposal well operations. The insurance company argued that it had no...

Sierra Club v. County of Solano

A California appellate court held that a newly enacted state law that prohibits counties from restricting or limiting the importation of solid waste into a privately owned facility in the county based on the waste's place of origin...

Evergreen Partnering Group, Inc. v. Pactiv Corp.

The First Circuit vacated and remanded a lower court decision dismissing a recycling company's lawsuit that disposable food container manufacturers and two trade associations refused in concert to deal with the company in a closed-loop...

Gmoser's Septic Service, LLC v. Charter Township of East Bay

A Michigan appellate court held that Michigan's Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act does not preempt a local ordinance requiring all septic tank waste collected from within a township to be taken to a specific treatment...

Los Angeles, City of v. Kern, County of

A California appellate court upheld a lower court decision preliminarily enjoining a county from enforcing a voter-approved ballot measure banning the use of agricultural fertilizer made from recycled municipal sewage sludge in...