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9th Circuit Tees Up RCRA Suit Over USFS Lead Bullet Disposal Liability

May 30, 2019
A federal appellate court is teeing up a potentially precedential lower court ruling on whether the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) can be held liable under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) for contributing to the disposal of solid waste through spent lead ammunition used by hunters in a national forest in Arizona. The case presents “questions of first impression pertaining to contributor liability” under RCRA, according to a U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit summary of the...


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