|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Wed, 16 Jan 2019 11:24:56 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] "Wisconsin takes first step to shield taxpayers from toxic cleanup cost"|
Wisconsin takes first step to shield taxpayers from toxic cleanup cost CLEANUP EXEMPTIONS: DNR, BUSINESS LOBBY AT ODDS by STEVEN VERBURG Wisconsin State Journal January 13, 2019 Wisconsin has taken the first step toward scaling back liability protections for the owners of contaminated properties, a move that could save taxpayers from potential pollution cleanup costs that have run into the hundreds of millions of dollars in other states. A re-examination of Wisconsin policies for exempting landowners from future pollution cleanups was prompted by heightened awareness of toxic fluorinated compounds that have emerged in soil, fish and drinking water over the last two decades. But an influential business lobby said any changes to cleanup exemption programs should be subject to the state’s lengthy administrative rule-making process. … For the entire article, see https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/wisconsin-takes-first-step-to-shield-taxpayers-from-toxic-cleanup/article_e40ea686-11ff-5db3-af44-0d020f30a5da.html -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042 Voice/Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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