EPA Advances Long-Awaited Hazardous Waste Regs

Law360, New York (February 24, 2011, 5:46 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has quietly begun considering regulations — in some instances after years of delay — that would change the way companies remediate polluted sites and make them pony up financial assurances.

The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act is not a major rulemaking statute, but a lot of ideas that were kept under cover during the Bush administration are now coming to light, according to Martha Judy, a professor at the Vermont Law School who specializes in CERCLA and Resource Conservation...
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