Earth Justice: Activist Group Wins Fight to Force EPA to Set Rules for Corporate Polluters

By Amanda Goodin | Earth Justice

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Time and time again, we’ve seen big industrial polluters emit toxic pollution that poisons the people and ecosystems nearby. And time and time again, we’ve seen these polluters walk away from the bill, leaving taxpayers to fund the cleanup and communities to live with the contamination.

That’s not right.


But there’s good news. In a groundbreaking Earthjustice victory following nearly eight years of litigation, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the EPA to get moving on rules that will break this cycle. Once finalized, the rules will help ensure that the worst industrial polluters are on the hook for their own messes. By making sure they know they won’t be able to pass the buck to the taxpayers when the time comes, companies will have every reason to clean up their act and avoid making such a mess in the first place.

The EPA must make these rules under the authority of the so-called “Superfund” law, passed by Congress in 1980 in response to the growing threat of leaking and abandoned toxic waste sites like Love Canal in New York state. The law sought to allocate funding to clean up the many horribly contaminated sites already in existence. But it also sought to reduce the risk of creating new sites in the future.

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Originally entitled: “Ending Corporate Hit-and-Runs”

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  1. 1062136687160636@facebook.com' Tony Barden says:

    Fantastic its about time!

  2. 10154198579332938@facebook.com' Jane White says:

    Absolutely, why is it taking so long????

  3. 1743460525875334@facebook.com' Charles Glenn says:

    That would be great but don’t hold your breath. What has the EPA protected in the last 20 years besides the polluters themselves? Just saying.

  4. 880518655367337@facebook.com' Christopher Leblanc says:

    this i want to see,,,lol do not think it will ever be enforced

  5. 535179896641521@facebook.com' John Macarthur says:

    Fuck the EPA! 😉

  6. 535179896641521@facebook.com' John Macarthur says:

    Justice does not exist….because people are too scared to kill all the crooked pieces of shit that are running the show!

  7. 535179896641521@facebook.com' John Macarthur says:

    But soon………

  8. 535179896641521@facebook.com' John Macarthur says:

    Real soon…….

  9. 535179896641521@facebook.com' John Macarthur says:

    It will be time to pull the weeds from the garden!

  10. 1125679347443696@facebook.com' Eva Winchester says:

    Does this include the corporate scum spraying aluminum, barium and strontium into our skies?

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