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A Federal Environmental Citizen Suit Primer

In the 1970s, Congress enacted or expanded several landmark environmental protection statutes, among them the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. These statutes established minimum standards for reducing and preventing various kinds of pollution throughout the United States. Their goal was to stop and reverse the damage…


Hazardous Waste Pollution – Landfill Pollutes Groundwater

Groundwater testing near a large Massachusetts landfill shows high levels of heavy metals, including arsenic, chromium, and lead. The neighbors are concerned. They worry that their drinking water will be contaminated. In response to pressure from the local Board of Health, the landfill owner hires an environmental consultant to determine whether its polluted groundwater poses…