Jimmy Slaughter Quoted in Law360 on Biosolids Ban

Principal Jimmy Slaughter (Washington, DC) was quoted in a Law360 article titled “Washington High Court Won't Revisit Biosolids Ban Reversal.” The article discusses the Supreme Court of Washington’s decision to decline review of the State Court of Appeals’ ruling that a county ban on applying biosolids to farmland as fertilizer violated the state constitution. Dep't of Ecology v. Wahkiakum County, 337 P.3d 364 (Wn. App. 2014), review denied, 2015 Wash. LEXIS 467 (Wn. 2015).

Jimmy, counsel for amicus curiae Northwest Biosolids Management Association, filed briefs and presented oral argument to the Court of Appeals in the case. Jimmy said, “The Wahkiakum County decision builds on a long-term trend of state and federal decisions holding that states have primacy over localities in regulating biosolids use on farms. Decisions like this help cities plan and manage their biosolids programs better and provide farmers an excellent bulk organic fertilizer that improves soils.”

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View additional news coverage and quoted pieces from Jimmy regarding the decision in Westlaw Journal Environmental and Chinook Observer.