House Passes Bill To Cut Federal Superfund Cleanup Powers

Law360, New York (January 9, 2014, 7:09 PM EST) -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday defied a veto threat from the White House and passed a bill that would reform Superfund cleanups by limiting the federal government's power to impose solid waste regulations and requiring closer consultation with states before imposing remediation provisions.

The Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations Act, H.R. 2279, was approved 225-188 on a largely party line vote, with all but four Republicans voting for the measure and all but five Democrats voting against it. President Barack Obama has already pledged not...
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