Texas Landfill Battle Moves To New Orleans District Court

Date: May 1, 2003

Source: News Room

The ongoing legal battles against a proposed industrial waste landfill in Beach City, Texas have moved to a courtroom in New Orleans, as the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals will determine whether local residents' rights were violated by the state's permitting process. Last May, U.S. District Judge Samuel Kent imposed a preliminary injunction against the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, prohibiting the state agency from taking any action on a landfill permit application filed by TSP Development Ltd. Kingwood-based TSP Development proposed the construction of a non-hazardous industrial waste landfill on Fisher Road near Beach City. If the project moves forward, the landfill is designed with a capacity of 23.9 million cubic yards of industrial waste and can handle up to 811,760 tons of industrial waste annually. Beach City residents argued that their constitutional rights were violated by the lack of specific rules and regulations for non-hazardous industrial waste landfills.
More information: www.tceq.state.tx.us.

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