Underfunded Superfund Draws Calls For Reform

Law360, New York (October 3, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- As alarm about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Superfund's dwindling budget and worries that cleanup has lagged have spread, Capitol Hill Democrats recently indicated that they could be gearing up to investigate and possibly reform the program.

Democrats on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce sent EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson a letter last month, suggesting that they will begin looking into the Superfund's effectiveness. The letter chastised President George W. Bush's funding cuts and the EPA study justifying the cleanup slowdown.

Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.)...
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