FREIGHT RATES MAY DISCRIMINATE AGAINST RECYCLED MATERIALS

High freight rates for recycled materials are challenged in national Association of Recycling Industries, Inc. v. Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) on the grounds that the rates are discriminatory and a disincentive to recycling. Rail rate increases have traditionally been allowed on the basis of the need for revenue without regard for the costs in resource depletion. A U.S. District Circuit Court ruled the ICC was at fault for upholding the rates as lawful and for not complying with environmental goals of Congress. The removal of transportation barriers is necessary before recycling industries can compete in the market with virgin natural resources.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

    School of Law, 1117 Stanford Drive, NE
    Albuquerque, NM  USA  87131
  • Authors:
    • Porter, M D
  • Publication Date: 1979-1

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  • Pagination: p. 229-333
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00300606
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Energy Research Abstracts
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1979 12:00AM