Don't Let Bush Cut Superfund Money
Congress created the Superfund law based on two powerful
propositions. First, hazardous waste sites should be quickly
and thoroughly cleaned up. Second, polluters -- not innocent
taxpayers -- should pay to cleanup the contamination.
The American public insists that cleaning up hazardous
waste is one of the greatest environmental issues we face.
Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation,
and Liability Act (CERCLA), parties that release hazardous
substances are responsible for damages or injuries to
natural resources and are liable for restoration. And,
wouldn't you know it, big industry and their friends in
government are attempting -- once again -- to weaken our
Superfund laws. In fact, the EPA just announced they will
be cutting much of what the program was scheduled to do
this year. Superfund sites are some of the most contaminated
toxic waste sites in the nation.
These sites poison our land, water, and air with toxic
chemicals that potentially cause cancer, birth defects,
liver, brain and nerve damage, as well as other adverse
health effects. With 10 million American children living
within a bicycle ride of a Superfund site we need to ensure
these sites are cleaned up properly. Environmental groups
across the country are pushing to strengthen the Superfund
They recognize that cleaning up these sites is a priority
for public health and environmental quality. Ensuring
the life of the Superfund trust fund is imperative and
should be accomplished through corporate polluter's coffers
not our pocketbook.
TAKE ACTION NOW: http://actionnetwork.org/ct/E1z9AG71mc-j/
Use EarthNet's Action Center to tell your government
to make polluters pay.
FOR MORE INFO: **Environmental Defense's news
on Superfund http://actionnetwork.org/ct/y1z9AG71mc-i/
** EPA's Superfund Site http://actionnetwork.org/ct/ydz9AG71mc-k/