Michael Best Attorney David A. Crass was quoted in the Law360 article "Cow Palace Deal A Harbinger Of Increased Waste Scrutiny" on May 12, 2015.
"Environmentalists’ success in convincing a federal judge in Washington state that the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act can be used to regulate the application of manure on the land at a dairy portends further citizen litigation and increased government regulation, experts say.
As three dairies and various environmental groups on Monday resolved litigation over groundwater contamination from mismanaged manure in a consent decree, attorneys said U.S. District Judge Thomas O. Rice’s earlier rulings in the case will have lingering effects. In January, in a somewhat unusual ruling, he found that Cow Palace LLC and other related defendants were responsible parties under the RCRA."
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