Bill Calls For EPA Grants To Fund E-Waste Initiatives

Law360, New York (March 20, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Tennessee congressman has introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that looks to pave the way for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to offer millions of dollars in grants and other incentives to help develop a viable management strategy for electronic waste.

Rep. Barton Gordon, D-Tenn., introduced the Electronic Waste Research and Development Act on March 18. The bill has been referred to the House Committee on Science and Technology and is set for mark-up Wednesday, according to a Gordon aide.

“Obsolete electronic products,...
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