Inside EPA - 03/27/2020

Industry Heightens Legal, Political Push To Pare Portland Harbor Remedy

March 20, 2020
Industry parties are stepping up pressure on EPA to pare back the cleanup remedy at the massive Portland Harbor Superfund site, filing a formal petition, warning of a potential suit and arguing that the agency’s deregulatory gains mean little if it requires businesses at the site to pay more than $1 billion over what they believe is needed. Sticking to the existing cleanup remedy, which industry believes to be the most expensive Superfund cleanup in the country, will effectively “wipe...

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