Opening the Gates of Cow Palace: Regulating Runoff Manure as a Hazardous Waste Under RCRA

  title={Opening the Gates of Cow Palace: Regulating Runoff Manure as a Hazardous Waste Under RCRA},
  author={Reed J. McCalib},
  journal={Michigan Law Review},
  • Reed J. McCalib
  • Published 1 December 2017
  • Environmental Science
  • Michigan Law Review
In 2015, a federal court held for the first time that the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) may regulate runoff manure as a “solid waste” under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (“RCRA”). The holding of Community Ass’n for Restoration of the Environment, Inc. v. Cow Palace, LLC opened the gates to regulation of farms under the nation’s primary toxic waste statute. This Comment argues that, once classified as a “solid waste,” runoff manure fits RCRA’s definition of “hazardous… 
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