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District Court Cites State Authorities In Rejecting RCRA Waste Injection Suit

April 19, 2017
A federal district court has dismissed a closely watched Resource Conservation & Recovery Act’s (RCRA) citizen suit that charged disposal of oil and gas drilling waste fluids are causing earthquakes that endanger Oklahoma residents, finding a state regulatory program attempting to address the issue is protected from federal review. The April 18 judgment and order from the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma in Sierra Club v. Chesapeake Operating LLC, et al. finalizes the court's decision that...


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