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1st Circuit Sidesteps Decision On RCRA Barring Cities' Ash Disposal Bans

May 16, 2017
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit has struck down a pair of Puerto Rico municipal ordinances barring coal ash disposal that industry feared could become a model for local governments elsewhere, but on a narrow basis that avoids deciding whether such restrictions are preempted by the Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA). The narrowness of the court's May 16 decision could leave the door open for state governments, or local governments in states with no formal policy...

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