Environmental -- 2017

Chemical Manufacturers Association v. EPA   (U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia)


This suit, filed by the NAM, CMA, American Automobile Manufacturers Association, American Petroleum Institute, Electronics Industry Association, and the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, challenges an EPA policy that allows municipalities to avoid some liability for Superfund cleanup costs. It affects all companies at "co-disposal" Superfund sites (with both industrial and municipal wastes), by allowing municipalities to escape liability by paying a fixed price for cleanup costs. The suit was dismissed by U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia for lack of jurisdiction (EPA's policy was not "final agency action") on 11/16/98. A similar suit filed in the D.C. Circuit was stipulated for dismissal on 7/2/98 by the EPA.


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