EDGI report sees major monitoring gaps during pandemic

August 18, 2020
A new report claims that while relatively few facilities formally applied to take advantage of EPA’s COVID-19 “enforcement discretion” policy in its initial months, many more plants simply stopped reporting monitoring data to the agency -- a change the report says undercuts claims that pollution releases have dropped during the pandemic. The Aug. 13 report from the Environmental Data & Governance Initiative (EDGI), “ More Permission to Pollute: The Decline of EPA Enforcement and Industry Compliance during COVID ,” is...

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