WASHINGTON -- State and local governments, the solid waste industry, and key senators agreed yesterday that Congress should grandfather existing waste flow control laws and contracts, but they remained divided on how to treat future handling of municipal solid waste.

At a hearing before a subcommittee of the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee, state and local interests kept up the pressure on Congress to overturn the Supreme Court's May 16 ruling in C&A Carbone v. Clarkstown, N.Y., which struck down a New York town's flow control ordinance.

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