EPA Wants Superfund Taxes Brought Back

Law360, New York (June 21, 2010, 6:47 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has come out in support of reinstating the lapsed Superfund "polluter pays" taxes, saying they are needed so taxpayers won't bear the cost of cleanups when responsible parties cannot be identified.

In a letter sent Monday to Congress, the EPA said the taxes would provide a stable, dedicated source of revenue for the program and increase the pace of cleanups. The taxes would also ensure that the parties benefiting from the sale of hazardous substances that commonly cause environmental problems are...
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