High Court Rejection Of Crop-Burning Case Prompts Debate Over RCRA Rules

May 12, 2005
Environmentalists and industry officials are sparing over whether a federal court ruling that agricultural practices cannot be regulated under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) would create exemptions for other industry sectors. The debate has intensified since the the Supreme Court last week declined to review the lower court's decision to exempt crop burning from RCRA regulation. Environmentalists involved in the case are raising concerns that the lower court ruling would allow almost any industry to argue for an...

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