Description: Action to compel EPA to implement and enforce emission guidelines for existing municipal solid waste landfills.
California v. EPA
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 05/31/2018 Complaint Download Complaint filed. States Challenged EPA’s Failure to Implement Emission Guidelines for Existing Landfills. Eight states, led by California, filed a lawsuit in the federal district court for the Northern District of California asserting that EPA had failed to fulfill its statutory duty to implement and enforce emission guidelines for municipal solid waste landfills that would have controlled emissions of volatile, organic compounds, hazardous air pollutants, carbon dioxide, and methane. The states alleged that EPA had worked to undermine the emission guidelines by communicating that it does not intend to implement them and that EPA had violated statutory mandates to approve or disapprove state implementation plans and to impose federal plans on noncomplying states.