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EPA Failure On Standing Claim In Landfill Suit Boosts Massachusetts’ Role

May 10, 2019
EPA’s recent failure to limit the ability of states to sue over the agency’s slow implementation of Obama-era landfill methane rule could raise the importance of the Supreme Court’s landmark Massachusetts v. EPA ruling that gave states “special solicitude” to bring climate suits, given that many Trump administration climate rollbacks will soon wind up in court. “Although this is not the first case interpreting state standing after Massachusetts v. EPA , I think it’s nonetheless important evidence of the...

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