Did you know that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, through the Superfund program within each of the ten regional offices across the United States, has millions of dollars to spend each year for cleaning up contaminated sites that are not designated “Superfund” sites? Not many people seem to know that, even lawyers who practice in environmental law, or even law professors who teach it. If these elite folks do not know that, then how would ordinary community members know that, people with busy lives who don’t do Superfund for a living? The short answer is, they probably don’t know either.
ABA Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources 50th Spring Conference on Environmental Law
Superfund, Hazardous Substance Superfund, brownfield, Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act, CERCLA, CERCLA Section 104, environmental justice
Clifford J. Villa, Brownfields Cleanup: A Look Back and Ahead Toward Superfund Authority, ABA Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources 50th Spring Conference on Environmental Law, April 28, 2021.