House Passes Bill to Help Communities Clean Up Methamphetamine
(Washington, DC) Legislation designed to stem the scourge of methamphetamine (meth) in local communities was approved today by the U.S. House of Representatives.Ã‚Â
“We have a duty to protect innocent families not only from the criminals who make and use this illegal drug, but also from the after effects of that crime,” said the bill's author, House Committee on Science and Technology Chairman Bart Gordon (D-TN).
H.R. 365, the Methamphetamine Remediation Act of 2007Ã‚Â – which passed the House today – requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop model, voluntary, health-based clean-up guidelines for use by states and localities with the goal of making sure the sites of former meth labs are safe and livable.