Inside EPA - 05/15/2020

Environmentalists Again Target EPA Refusal To Write CERCLA 108 Rule

May 11, 2020
Environmentalists are suggesting they may challenge EPA’s refusal proposal to forego writing a Superfund rule requiring chemical manufacturers to provide financial assurances to cover any potential future cleanup costs, despite an earlier court ruling that gave the agency significant discretion on whether to craft such rules. “EPA’s proposal lacks support in the record, is contrary to [the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation & Liability Act (CERCLA)], and will increase the toxic burden on already overburdened communities,” Earthjustice writes in May 6...

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