Redirecting Superfund Dollars

by Katherine N. Probst

In 2004, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) appropriation for the Superfund program was almost $1.3 billion dollars. Over the course of your administration, we can expect government to spend an additional $5.2 billion. Mr. President, for the integrity of the program and for the public interest, I recommend that your administration conduct a thorough evaluation of the current allocation of resources within the Superfund program. Based on that evaluation, your administration can recommend which expenditures are truly necessary for the successful implementation of the program and determine where a redeployment of resources—in both staff and dollars—might better ensure ...

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