As Senate Infrastructure Bill Nears, Advocacy Heats Up On Superfund Taxes

July 8, 2021
As senators prepare to begin debating bipartisan Senate infrastructure legislation later this month, the chemical industry and environmentalists are intensifying their competing advocacy over whether to renew long-expired Superfund taxes as one of the bill’s funding mechanisms despite uncertainty over how or whether the bill will advance. The American Chemistry Council (ACC) sent senators a July 7 letter urging lawmakers to drop plans to use the taxes to pay for some of the bill’s costs, as a framework for the...

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