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News Release | U.S. PIRG

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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Electric school buses and high speed rail recieve some much-needed funding

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By Jenn Engstrom, state director of CALPIRG and Laura Deehan, state director of Environment California 

News Release | CALPIRG

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed California’s landmark Plastic Pollution Producer Responsibility Act (SB 54) on Thursday, following a vote this week in both the state Assembly and Senate.

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