Biden administration to review contentious EPA landfill emissions regulation

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The Biden administration will review the U.S. EPA’s contentious Emission Guidelines for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (EG) regulation that has been stalled in legal battle for several years, a hint that the new administration may aim to speed the implementation process.

The 2016 regulation set forth emission guidelines for certain MSW landfills to limit greenhouse gas emissions, directing states to submit plans for complying with the emissions rules, and the EPA to create a federal plan to cover states that do not create their own. 

President Biden announced the review through an executive order on his first day in office, signaling his administration wants the EPA to put states “back on the clock for getting their rules done” and prompt the EPA to move forward with issuing its federal plan, said Pat Sullivan, senior vice president at SCS Engineers.

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