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Reinstated ‘polluter pays’ tax goes into effect, protecting Americans from toxic waste

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Reinstated ‘polluter pays’ tax goes into effect, protecting Americans from toxic waste

A chemical excise tax to fund Superfund toxic waste site cleanups nationwide will go into effect on Friday, reinstating one of several “polluter pays” taxes that had been allowed to lapse 26 years ago. The EPA’s Superfund program is responsible for cleaning up the country’s most hazardous waste sites.

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Statements: Maryland public health groups applaud passage of public health and climate bill

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Statements: Maryland public health groups applaud passage of public health and climate bill

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Maryland House voted 95-42 and the Senate voted 32-15 this week to pass the Climate Solutions Now Act (SB528) to improve the state’s current goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 60% by 2031 with a net zero goal for 2045. 

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