EPA Faces Costlier Superfund Cleanups Amid Declining Tax Revenues

March 26, 2024
AUSTIN, TX -- EPA’s top waste official says the agency has “leveled up” the scale of Superfund cleanups it is conducting to address large, complicated and costly contaminated sites even as it faces the prospect of lower-than-expected tax receipts, funding more programs with the taxes and an end to additional funding from Congress. Clifford Villa, deputy assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM), told Inside EPA on the sidelines of the Environmental Council of States...

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