Energy and Commerce Committee

Environment (115th Congress)

#SubEnvironment Reviews Pace of EPA’s Superfund Program and Potential Improvements


WASHINGTON, DC – The Environment Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), today held a hearing examining the...

Press Release

#SubEnvironment to Review Pace of Superfund Cleanups and Potential Improvements


WASHINGTON, DC – The Environment Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), today scheduled a hearing for Thursday, January 18, 2018, at 10:15 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Modernizing the Superfund Cleanup Program.”

In 1980, Congress enacted the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) – informally called Superfund – to address sites across the country contaminated by hazardous substances. The Superfund cleanup program allows the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to cleanup contaminated sites and CERCLA requires responsible parties...

Press Release

Letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Regarding Selection of Sites for Cleanup under Superfund Program


Excerpt: “During the Environment Subcommittee hearing the previous day, Members specifically asked you about the list, and despite many of the sites included being of particular concern to Committee Members, we did not receive any indication from you that these sites would be included. The Superfund cleanup program already involves a significant amount of process, and it is not clear how creating another list of sites will expedite cleanups. Furthermore, it is not clear how the sites on the ‘Top-21 List’ were selected.”

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Environment (115th Congress)


Environment (115th Congress)