Superfund Reauthorization, Part 3, Vol. 3: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Hazardous Materials of the Committee on Co by United States Committee on CommerceSuperfund Reauthorization, Part 3, Vol. 3: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Hazardous Materials of the Committee on Co by United States Committee on Commerce

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Excerpt from Superfund Reauthorization, Part 3, Vol. 3: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Hazardous Materials of the Committee on Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourth Congress, First Session on Liability; June 22 and July 18, 1995

The Chair will recognize himself for an Opening statement. At the center of any discussion about Superfund is its system of retro active strict joint and several liability. The administration and oth ers have told us that this system is effectively ensuring that the taxpayer is not saddled with the cost of cleaning up toxic waste Sites. They argue that an army of lawyers at the Department of Justice or in the States should make liability retroactive for con duct that was legal or even state-of-the-art management. They argue that only minor fixes are necessary and that somehow the Superfund liability scheme is necessary for justice and fairness.

Unfortunately, the Superfund's record tells us a far different story. It isn't the polluter who pays when businesses are forced to close their doors because of liability that not only predates the cur rent owners but anyone still alive who ever worked at that com pany. It isn't the polluter who pays for huge tracts of land that lie undeveloped because of the fear of environmental liability. And it isn't the polluter who pays higher prices for goods, services, and in surance policies because virtually every business in America is a potential target of a Superfund lawsuit. Rather, it is the American consumer and taxpayer who pays for Superfund through higher prices, lost opportunities and Slowed economic growth.

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Title:Superfund Reauthorization, Part 3, Vol. 3: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and…Format:PaperbackDimensions:282 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.59 inPublished:November 15, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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