This Article addresses the need for a legislative solution to the issue of retroactive liability under CERCLA. Before suggestion a legislative solution, the authors examine the history of CERCLA. The examination is followed with an analysis of the reasoning applied in the original Olin decision, how courts reacted to this decision, and an analysis of its reversal in Olin II. After examining the ongoing debate in Congress, the authors conclude by suggesting a legislative solution and calling for legislation affirming CERCLA retroactive liability.
Kubasek, Nancy K.; Williamson, Carrie; and Vigil, Rachael
"Retroactive Liability Under the Superfund: Time to Settle the Issue,"
Florida State University Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law: Vol. 13
, Article 5.
Available at: https://ir.law.fsu.edu/jluel/vol13/iss1/5