9th Circuit Scraps Ruling That Broadened RCRA ‘Transporter’ Liability

July 1, 2022
A federal appeals court has scrapped a contentious ruling that parties could be liable as Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA) “transporters” for inadvertently moving discarded chemicals from one point to another even if they played no role in the original disposal, backing utilities and others who said that precedent would radically expand RCRA’s reach. In a July 1 order , a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit withdrew its previous decision in California...

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