House Democrats press EPA for answers on Superfund backlog

January 24, 2020
House Democrats are pressing EPA to explain why its backlog of Superfund cleanups lacking funding to initiate work spiked in fiscal year 2019, citing repeated proposed budget cuts by the Trump administration and asking for analyses of the root causes of the slowdown and a rundown on how it will address funding shortages. “Unfortunately, the increase in the number of unfunded cleanups of Superfund sites follows repeated proposed budget cuts to the Superfund program and raises concerns that the EPA...

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