Footing the Bill for Superfund Cleanups: Who Pays and How?

Footing the Bill for Superfund Cleanups: Who Pays and How?


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Footing the Bill for Superfund Cleanups: Who Pays and How? by Don Fullerton, Paul R. Portney, Robert E. Litan

"The authors are as knowledgeable about Superfund in all its glory as anyone in America. This book should be read by everyone interested in the subject, but be careful, it may curl your hair."--William Ruckelshaus, Chairman, Browning Ferris Industries, former U.S.E.P.A. Administrator

The authors develop information on who is likely to pay the cost of the current Superfund program. They also explore the financial implications of changes in liability and taxes on four key sectors affected by Superfund: chemicals, oil, mining, and commercial property-casualty insurers. They analyze the different taxing mechanisms and liability schemes and compare the financial effects on specific industries of the current Superfund program and of several alternative liability and tax-based funding mechanisms available.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780815729945
Publisher: Earthscan LLC
Publication date: 02/28/1995
Series: Rff Press Series
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.28(w) x 9.34(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

Katherine N. Probst is a senior fellow in the Center for Risk Management at Resources for the Future. Don Fullerton is professor of economics at the University of Texas at Austin. Robert E. Litan formerly a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, is associate director for general government and finance at the Office of Management and Budget. Paul R. Portney is president and a senior fellow at Resources for the Future.

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