Polluters should pay to clean up toxic waste

The cleanup of our country's most dangerous toxic waste sites, which are managed by the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) "Superfund" program, has slowed to a crawl. At the same time, more than half of all Superfund toxic waste sites are vulnerable to increasingly severe weather hazards, which can spread contamination into nearby communities.

That's why we need Congress to pass the "polluter pays" tax on petroleum to fund the Superfund program, speed up the cleanup process, and ensure that no one lives in a community threatened by toxic waste.

Subject: Fund the Superfund toxic waste program