Attorneys Say Biden Victory Would Mean Ramped-Up EPA Enforcement

October 28, 2020
If Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden wins the Nov. 3 election, attorneys are widely expecting EPA to ramp up enforcement efforts with major initiatives under bedrock environmental laws, rather than the Trump administration’s approach of focusing on compliance assistance and deference to states. One former EPA enforcement official expects that the agency’s Office of Enforcement & Compliance Assurance (OECA) under a Biden administration would show “an interest in launching new initiatives that get attention.” However, “the most important thing to...

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