EPA Sees Long Wait For OB/OD Rule Intensifying Groups’ Litigation Threat

November 2, 2023
Officials with EPA’s waste office say the agency needs “more time” to craft strict new rules for open burning/open detonation (OB/OD) hazardous waste incineration to identify and evaluate alternative technologies, intensifying environmentalists' threats to sue the agency to force a ban on the practice and claim proven alternatives are already available. If the agency does not issue a regulation soon, Earthjustice intends to follow through on its recent 60-day notice threatening to sue the agency to enforce its “ongoing obligation”...

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