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Pruitt's Repeal Of Regions' Superfund Remedy Powers Wins Mixed Reviews

May 16, 2017
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's recent action to move final decisionmaking authority for high cost Superfund cleanup decisions from regional offices to his office is receiving mixed reviews from environmentalists, industry and former agency officials, with most sources interpreting the move as an attempt to rein in costly mega-site sediment and mining cleanups. One former EPA official says the action will lead to "more consistent, achievable" remedies, while environmentalists are expressing alarm, arguing the move will erode community participation -- derailing...

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