The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 allows the EPA to order a party to cleanup hazardous waste before that party is found liable. However, a party can disobey this order when there is sufficient cause. This article discusses the instances where sufficient cause has been found. Further, the author determines whether the sufficient cause provision is a viable option for parties who have been ordered to cleanup. The author concludes that sufficient cause may be useful, although it is looked upon with skepticism.
Recommended CitationPatricia Lindauer, The CERCLA's Daily Penalty and Treble Damages Provisions: Is Any Cause Sufficient Cause to Disobey an EPA Order?, 11 Pace Envtl. L. Rev. 657 (1994)
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