Court Finds Three Virginia Waste Laws Unconstitutional

Richmond, Va. — An appeals court has ruled that three Virginia laws designed to restrict out-of-state waste violate the U.S. Constitution, but a fourth law is headed to trial. The laws, enacted in 1999 but never enforced, would have restricted the amount of waste a landfill could accept, placed special regulations on large trucks hauling waste and prohibited the use of barges to transport waste to Virginia.