Superfund: History of Failure

Brief Analyses | Energy and Natural Resources

No. 198
Thursday, March 21, 1996
by H. Sterling Burnett

Superfund was scheduled to be reauthorized in 1995, and its authority to level taxes on private companies expired at year's end. If Congress fails to reauthorize the program and the taxes, Superfund will be phased out as its existing revenues are depleted.

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