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D.C. Circuit issues mandate in CERCLA financial rule case

September 16, 2019
A federal appeals court has issued a mandate enforcing its July ruling rejecting environmentalists’ attempt to force EPA to set first-time Superfund financial assurance rules for the hardrock mining industry, signaling environmentalists will not petition the court to rehear the case. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Sept. 13 issued its mandate in Idaho Conservation League, et al. v. Andrew Wheeler , effectively enforcing its July 19 unanimous opinion rejecting arguments from six environmental groups...


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