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Re: [greenyes] Superfund Funding


At 12:28 PM 5/20/2005 -0700, Mike Morin wrote:
I thought the Superfund was financed by levies on those responsible for the pollution. This article seems to suggest that the source of funding is general revenues.

The Superfund thing is a bit convoluted, but a key point not mentioned in the article is that the "tax" on "those responsible" has not been reauthorized for several years due to lobbying by the chemical industry and others ("those responsible"). As a result the fund is depleted and resources for cleanups are lacking.

Alan Muller

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