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Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

White Plains Housing Authority v. BP Products North America Inc.

A district court held that an oil company was liable for a plume of gasoline beneath a former gasoline station that was migrating toward nearby housing units in White Plains, New York. A housing authority brought claims under RCRA,...

Schmucker v. Johnson Controls, Inc.

A district court denied injunctive relief to residents in a lawsuit concerning soil and groundwater contamination at and adjacent to a manufacturing facility in Goshen, Indiana. Residents living adjacent to the facility brought a...

West Virginia State University Board of Governors v. Dow Chemical Co.

A district court granted a university board of governors' motion to remand to state court a lawsuit concerning groundwater contamination beneath university land from a nearby facility. The board filed suit in state court, arguing that...

Waterkeeper Alliance v. Wheeler

A district court granted in part and denied in part environmental groups' motion for summary judgment in a challenge to EPA's approval of an Oklahoma program regulating the disposal of coal combustion residuals. The groups argued that...

California Communities Against Toxics v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit upheld an EPA rule that classified as "recycled" certain hazardous material sent to a third-party reclamation facility and thus exempted the material from RCRA regulations governing discarded waste. Environmental groups...

The D.C. Circuit Takes a Wrong Turn: Redefining Solid Waste Under RCRA

Under RCRA, EPA must impose rules for the control, management, and disposal of “hazardous waste.” The definition of solid waste (DSW) issue refers to a set of complex rules for determining whether recycled hazardous secondary materials...

Center for Biological Diversity v. United States Forest Service

The Ninth Circuit reversed a district court's dismissal of a challenge to the use of lead ammunition in Kaibab National Forest. Environmental groups sought to require the U.S. Forest Service to address the use of lead ammunition by...

Evanston v. Northern Illinois Gas Co.

A district court denied a city's motion for a preliminary injunction in a RCRA lawsuit against two utility companies that owned a long-abandoned manufactured gas plant. The city alleged that the plant had contaminated soil in a nearby...

Residents of Gordon Plaza, Inc. v. Latoya Cantrell

A district court granted residents' motion for summary judgment in a RCRA lawsuit against the city of New Orleans for inhumane and dangerous living conditions at a residential development located on a former landfill site previously...

Kentucky Waterways Alliance v. Kentucky Utilities Company

The Sixth Circuit held that seepage from a coal-fired power plant that reached a nearby lake violated RCRA, but not the CWA. Environmental groups argued that the chemicals being stored in coal ash ponds contaminated the surrounding...

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