9th Circuit Broadly Interprets RCRA In Determining ‘Transporter’ Liability

October 8, 2021
In a split decision, a federal appeals court in California has reversed a lower court ruling and found that a party can be held liable as a “transporter” of solid waste under the Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA) even if it did not play a role in discarding the waste and inadvertently took it up through its water supply system. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled Sept. 29 that environmentalists sufficiently raised “triable” issues related...

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