Court: EPA Must Review Landfill Emissions Plans After Years of Delay

Dive Brief:

  • The EPA has been required by a federal judge in California to move forward on implementation of 2016 Emission Guidelines for landfills. Per the ruling, the agency must now review compliance plans from the five states that have submitted them by Sept. 6 and set forth a federal plan by Nov. 6. 

  • The judge did not rule on when or how EPA should review future plan submissions from the remaining states, given that its jurisdiction is "limited to compelling EPA to perform mandatory duties it has already failed to perform." The agency's previously proposed submission deadline is Aug. 29.

By Cole Rosengren, Waste Dive

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