Bodine Defends Trump EPA’s Enforcement Efforts In Face Of Criticisms

November 13, 2019
EPA enforcement chief Susan Bodine is strongly defending the Trump administration’s commitment to environmental enforcement, using remarks at a Nov. 12 conference to repeatedly “push back” on the “misconception” that the administration is reducing enforcement efforts. Speaking alongside Justice Department (DOJ) environment chief Jeffrey Clark in a moderated panel discussion, Bodine emphasized EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler’s strong support of the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) and rejected criticisms that staff reorganizations, a new policy of generally deferring to...

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