U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., urged the Environmental Protection Agency’s top administrator Scott Pruitt to consider the Silver Bow Creek/Butte Area in Pruitt’s “Top 10” list in a letter sent earlier this week.
An EPA report, released in late July, laid out recommendations for how Pruitt could speed up the Superfund process. Creating a “Top 10” list of Superfund sites that Pruitt would personally oversee was one of the suggestions.
There is no time frame for how quickly Pruitt will name his Top 10, EPA spokesperson Enesta Jones said in a written statement from the Washington, D.C. office Wednesday.
Daines specifically pointed to the Silver Bow Creek/Butte Area Superfund site in his letter as one of the 17 Montana Superfund sites that could use attention from Pruitt. The Butte site “serves as a strong example of one in Montana that would benefit from inclusion on your list,” he wrote.
Daines noted that after more than a decade of…