The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must begin enforcing pollution regulations that were set for landfills under the Obama administration.
Landfills are the third-largest source of methane pollution in the U.S., releasing the highly heat-trapping gas into the air as landfill contents decompose. “Once again, we’ve held the EPA accountable for its failure to perform its mandatory duties under the Clean Air Act, and for its unwillingness to protect public health,” California Attorney General Javier Becerra said in a statement. “We celebrate this ruling requiring EPA to fulfill its long-overdue mandatory duties to control emissions from landfills.” More >>