Judge Delays Decision on Dallas Flow Control Law

Judge Delays Decision on Dallas Flow Control Law

A U.S. District Court judge has delayed making a decision in the waste flow control suit in Dallas.

“Not surprisingly, the judge has taken the issue under advisement,” says David Biderman, general counsel for the National Solid Wastes Management Association (NSWMA), in an interview after the Jan. 12 hearing. “We expect the judge to issue a decision by the end of the month.”

Biderman says he believes that because the city agreed to delay implementation of the law until 30 days after the hearing.

Dallas passed a law Sept. 28 directing city waste to go to the city’s McCommas Bluff landfill. NSWMA and several other parties filed a suit to stop the law, saying it is anti-free enterprise and would discourage recycling.

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