EPA LIKELY TO FACE DIFFICULTY MATCHING 2005 ENFORCEMENT RESULTS

December 1, 2005
EPA's recently released enforcement results for fiscal year 2005 highlight the challenges EPA's new enforcement chief -- and the next administration -- will face in winning large penalties and pollution reductions, according to former EPA officials, environmentalists and congressional sources. The FY05 results show a sizable amount of the agency's enforcement successes resulted from clean air settlements that would not likely longer be filed under new Bush administration rules. The agency's current penalty and pollution reduction totals rely heavily on...


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