“Though people in the Kunene Region had often told Owen-Smith that they saw no value in wildlife, it turned out that they saw many values. Like Aldo Leopold, they believed that it was possible to appreciate a species for its own sake and make intelligent use of it, too.”

—Michelle Nijhuis, Beloved Beasts

Intelligent Use

Informally called Superfund, Congress established the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) in 1980. It allows EPA to clean up contaminated sites. It also forces the parties responsible for the contamination to either perform cleanups or reimburse the government for EPA-led cleanup work.

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What is Superfund?