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Draft House RCRA Farm Waste Bill Draws Major Debate, Despite Revisions

November 09, 2017
Proposed legislation that would block Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA) citizen suits over farm waste disposal if the agricultural operation is working with a regulator to come into compliance drew significant debate from proponents and opponents at a recent congressional hearing, even after lawmakers pared back the bill's scope. The legislation is being touted as a protection for farmers from duplicative litigation, but it is also drawing opposition from environmentalists, who argue it rescinds the public's ability to address...

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