I don't usually re-post news articles here. But today's Greewire piece about the significance of EPA's recent announcement of standards for the Hudson River PCBs cleanup (which I wrote about here) provides an excellent summary of why, for GE, "[t]he only option is to opt in." You can find the article here.
Stay tuned for more on this story between now and January 14th. By that date, GE must either commit to finish cleaning up its toxic mess . . . or walk away from its settlement with EPA, leaving the river's future -- and the size of the company's financial liability, which could rise from the hundreds of millions of dollars into the multi-billions -- in limbo.