On May 31, 1989, four Representatives introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives the Waste Export Control Act'("WECA"). According to the bill's bipartisan sponsors, its purpose is to regulate the export of solid waste from the United States to foreign countries more stringently than existing federal laws and regulations. Three House sub- committees have held hearings in 1988 and 1989 on exports of solid wastes-in advance of, and since, introduction of the legislation discussed in this Article.
The Waste Export Control Act: Proposed Legislation and the Reagan-Era Legacy to International Environmental Protection,
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