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Environmental Law

1985

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Strengthening Of The Resource Conservation And Recovery Act In 1984: The Original Loopholes, The Amendments, And The Political Factors Behind Their Passage, Richard L. Ottinger Jan 1985

Strengthening Of The Resource Conservation And Recovery Act In 1984: The Original Loopholes, The Amendments, And The Political Factors Behind Their Passage, Richard L. Ottinger

Pace Law Faculty Publications

This commentary discusses the nature of the legal loopholes that existed in the original RCRA statute, and highlights several of the provisions of the 1984 RCRA amendments that serve to either rectify or ameliorate the prior deficiencies. It also examines the political factors that affected the passage of the 1984 amendments, enabling them to pass during a period of anti-regulatory emphasis.