Environmentalists Sue EPA Over New Waste Incinerator Rules

Jan. 19, 2006
Conservation groups question the rule's definition of a waste incinerator

A coalition of environmentalists recently filed suit in federal court, challenging the EPA's approval of a rule that regulates waste incinerators as boilers rather than incinerators. The lawsuit alleges that the EPA approved a rule last September that redefined many of these incinerators as boilers, saying that because they recapture heat they should be exempt from the stronger pollution reduction requirements under federal law. Conservation groups are calling on the EPA to reconsider its decision to exempt waste incinerators from the more stringent air pollution reduction requirements of the Clean Air Act.

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