House panel schedules hearing on 'dismal' EPA enforcement numbers

February 20, 2019
House Democrats are ramping up their oversight of the Trump EPA, with the Energy & Commerce oversight subcommittee turning its focus to the agency's “troubling enforcement record” in a hearing scheduled for next week. The Feb. 26 hearing, “EPA's Enforcement Program: Taking the Environmental Cop Off the Beat,” comes after EPA released fiscal year 2018 enforcement numbers showing a sharp drop of in civil and criminal penalties, data that has already prompted Obama EPA enforcement chief Cynthia Giles to call...

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