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"Generator Improvements Rule" Becomes Effective June 1, 2018 in West Virginia

     In 2016, EPA amended the requirements applicable to hazardous waste generators by promulgating the “Generator Improvements Rule.”  See https://www.epa.gov/hwgenerators/final-rule-hazardous-waste-generator-improvementsThose requirements become effective in West Virginia on June 1,, 2018.




     The rules for hazardous waste generators were largely written in the 1980s.  In 2004, EPA…

California Plaintiffs Seek to Address Climate Change Via State Tort Suits

On July 17, 2017, the governments of California’s Marin and San Meteo counties, as well as the city of Imperial Beach, filed three separate complaints in California Superior Court in their respective counties against 37 oil, gas, and coal companies. We have previously written about similar suits filed by citizen groups, states, and cities in federal court here.

Although most of these suits…

Federal court in Pennsylvania Invalidates Township Ordinance Prohibiting Oil and Gas Waste Disposal

By opinion of March 31, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania invalidated an ordinance adopted by Pennsylvania’s Grant Township.  The Township’s “Community Bill of Rights Ordinance” prohibited corporations from “engaging in the depositing of waste from oil and gas extraction” and invalidated any “permit, license, privilege, charter or other authority issued…


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