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For Hazardous Waste Policy, Washington Is the Real Hazard

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Publication Date: June 1983

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Paul T. Langerman

Topic: Environment (Radioactive and dangerous substances)

Keywords: Energy and environment

Type: Report

Abstract:

Congress, in its review of RCRA and Superfund, should continueto emphasize the decentralization of hazardous waste management authority and the need for private sector alternatives. Instead of trying to show their concern by outbidding their colleagues in voting more funds for EPA, as though that was some test of their commitment to a clean environment, legislators should recognize at last that Washington, unlike Father, does not necessarily know best.