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By Michael Taube
Americans are ready for a levy that's simple and fair
Topic - Lawrence Levine
Mike Sackett remembers what he thought when he saw the eye-popping fines of more than $30,000 a day that the Environmental Protection Agency was threatening to impose on him over a piece of Idaho property worth less than one day's penalty.
"These orders are an important tool for EPA and states to facilitate prompt remedies for real and serious environmental harms that are ongoing," said Lawrence Levine, a senior attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Mr. Levine, the NRDC attorney, said the permit is "meant for the little guy."