EPA Renews Obama-Era Superfund-Climate Policies, Plans New Strategies

July 6, 2021
EPA is reiterating Obama-era policies for integrating climate change data into the Superfund cleanup process and signaling it will add to those approaches in the future, while also opening the door to regional offices to revise cleanup plans that have been selected but not yet implemented to better account for climate impacts. In a June 30 memo to the agency’s regional Superfund national program managers, EPA Superfund office director Larry Douchand recommends “approaches to consider when evaluating climate resilience throughout...

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