Congress enacted the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act on 11 December 1980. Commonly known as Superfund, the act established a tax on certain industries, the proceeds from which are used to investigate and clean up hazardous waste sites.

Superfund sign at Ninth Avenue Dump in Gary Indiana

The Act created a National Priorities List (NPL) that includes some of the worst hazardous waste sites in the nation, and the Act focuses Superfund resources on those sites. Superfund has its share of problems and critics, but it has enabled valuable work at many sites.

Ash Trees Going Extinct? (15 Sep 2017)

Post-Irma Key Deer (11 Sep 2017)

What is your personal carrying capacity for grief, rage, despair? We are living in a period of mass extinction. The numbers stand at 200 species a day. That's 73,000 a year. This culture is oblivious to their passing, feels entitled to their every last niche, and there is no roll call on the nightly news.
~Lierre Keith ~