Published: Friday, 05 February 2016 14:23
Written by Steve Fiscor
On January 26, the U.S. Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the Idaho Conservation League (ICL) on its petition against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The ICL and five other environmental activist organizations filed a petition directing the EPA to promulgate financial assurance regulations required by section 108(b) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA). That law states that the EPA “shall promulgate” regulations requiring “that classes of facilities establish and maintain evidence of financial responsibility consistent with the degree and duration of risk associated with the production, transportation, treatment, storage, or disposal of hazardous substances.” The petitioners contend that 30 years have passed and the EPA has yet to issue any regulations.
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