Should the chemical industry have to prove it can pay for pollution cleanup?

Should the chemical industry have to prove it can pay for pollution cleanup?

Source: https://cen.acs.org/, February 24, 2020
By: Cheryl Hogue

For decades, financially struggling companies abandoned polluted areas, leaving others to foot the cleanup bill. Today, things are different, US chemical makers say. They point to modern environmental practices superimposed on years of adhering to pollution-control laws to make the case that they have cleaned up their act.

The Trump administration agrees with these companies. It plans to forego a federal requirement ensuring that chemical manufacturers can cover costs of cleanup from their operations. Read more.

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