The EPA Issues Rules to Reduce Methane Emissions from Landfills

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) took two actions designed to reduce methane emissions from municipal solid waste landfills.  First, the EPA issued final New Source Performance Standards (“NSPS”) for new landfills.  Second, the EPA issued revised emission guidelines for reducing emissions from existing landfills.  Both actions updated regulations that had been issued in 1996. […]

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U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals: No Proof That Gasoline Exposure Leads to Leukemia

The U. S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit affirmed a lower court decision, agreeing that the plaintiff did not have adequate proof that gasoline exposure could cause leukemia.  In Burst v. Shell, the 5th Circuit made clear that courts must insist on rigorous proof in order to link chemical exposure to disease. General […]

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